SatSummit 2024
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Laura Delgado López

Visiting Fellow at Center for Strategic and International Studies. She/Her.


Laura Delgado López is a Visiting Fellow with the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where she writes on international space cooperation in Latin America. Her tenure there is funded by a 2023-2024 Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship.

She has worked in space policy in Washington, DC, for nearly 15 years. Her published research has focused on space politics and policy with a focus on emerging space programs, international cooperation, and public opinion. She is on leave from NASA where she has been a Senior Policy Analyst at the Science Mission Directorate. Prior to NASA, she worked at Harris Corporation, the Secure World Foundation (SWF), the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, and Laura is a former Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s Space Policy journal and serves on the SWF Advisory Committee. She holds degrees from the George Washington University and from the University of Puerto Rico.

On the agenda

  1. Urgency & Opportunity

    May. 16, 10:00am
    The Forum

    Our decisions in the next decade will crucially influence future climate scenarios, offering us the chance to define sustainable pathways for our civilization. What is this community doing to provide the data to shape those decisions?

    Discussants will provide a vision for the decade ahead. They will frame the opportunity ahead and share their insights into how we can collectively rise to meet the challenge.


    1. Laura Delgado López


    1. Kevin Murphy
    2. Nancy Colleton
    3. Matthew Hansen, PhD

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  1. NASA Lifelines


  1. Element84

  2. Esri

  3. Impact Observatory

  4. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)