Here is a post I wrote on NewSpace Watch that was prompted by Rand Simberg’s recent commentary about the impact on the aerospace primes by SpaceX‘s launch of the SES-8 satellite to GEO: A meteor impact on the launch industry + Inmarsat and reliability at any cost (to the taxpayer) - available to non-subscribers.
John Strickland was interviewed recently on two episodes of the Doug Turnbull podcast show about various space development topics, particularly the problems with the SLS/Orion program (see John’s article Revisiting SLS/Orion launch costs – The Space Review):
Rick Boozer, who has also been on the Turnbull show (here and here), has a new op-ed at Space.com: Allow NASA to Do Great Things Again – Space Policy/Space.com.
Check out Rick’s book The Plundering of NASA: an Exposé.
More space policy/politics related links:
- The Sorry State of Planetary Science Funding In One Chart – The Planetary Society
- America’s Seed Corn Crisis – Bonnie Dunbar/SpaceNews.com
- Editorial | Clear the Barriers to Commercial Research on ISS – SpaceNews.com
- The Time is Not Ripe To Tackle Space Property Rights – Michael Listner/SpaceNews.com
- NASA: Some perspective and gratitude – WTOP.com
- Deputy prime minister urges to speed up Vostochny spaceport construction – Russia & India Report
- Lunar Aspirations – Beijing Review
- Loss of Brazil satellite deals setback to China space ambitions – South China Morning Post