Space policy roundup – Sept.2.2019

A sampling of links to recent space policy, politics, and government (US and international) related space news and resource items that I found of interest (find previous space policy roundups here):


** What a Tweet Tells Us About US Spy Satellites – Scott Manley:

** The Space Show – Fri, 08/30/2019Ted Southern of Final Frontier Design talked about  “spacesuits in detail for all types of missions. Spacesuit engineering, costs, technology, mass, life support, and challenges”.

** What Will You Send to the Moon? | The Planetary Society

Astrobotic is one of several companies that are building small, robotic landers to take commercial payloads to the surface of the Moon. With a new contract from NASA to support his company’s work, CEO John Thornton looks forward to touching down in 2021. Senior editor Emily Lakdawalla can’t wait for the Europa Clipper to reach Europa, one of Jupiter’s ocean moons. Who doesn’t want more cow bell? Chief scientist Bruce Betts gets his share as he helps us explore the current night sky in What’s Up.

** Episode T+131: Andrew Rush, CEO of Made in Space – Main Engine Cut Off

Andrew Rush, CEO of Made in Space, joins me to talk about their big new NASA contract for Archinaut One and the history, present, and future of in-space manufacturing.


Space 2.0: How Private Spaceflight, a Resurgent NASA,
and International Partners are Creating a New Space Age