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Space policy roundup – June.2.2020

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):

International space

Webcasts:

** Episode 18 Safety vs Mitigating Risk – Michael Listner, Space Law & Policy Solutions

** The Space Show – Fri. 05/29/2020Professor Madhu Thangavelu “spoke about SpaceX, returning to the Moon, commercial space, the USC back to school opening plans due to Covid 19 and more”.

** Hotel Mars/The Space Show – Wed. 05/27/2020John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston

discussed the SpaceX Demo-2 Crewed Dragon flight planned for the ISS but which was cancelled due to weather issues. I discussed what was shown for the mission on most all TV channels as the global interest in the mission and the launch was significant. During this short one segment 10 minute discussion, you will come away with a brief but accurate description of the SpaceX production for this launch. Those of you familiar with NASA launches, compare and contrast this SpaceX launch to what you saw for Apollo and later the Shuttle

** The Space Show – Tues.05/26/2020Dr. Michael Weil talked about “radiation exposure in deep space, cancer, NASA radiation requirements, strategies and more”. (See slides (pdf) discussed during the program.)

**  Webinar Replay | Defending the high ground (and rescuing astronauts) – SpaceNews.com

With the successful launch and docking of NASA and SpaceX’s historic Demo-2 mission, SpaceNews talks with the Space Force brass supporting this and future commercial crew missions. Maj. Gen. John Shaw and Brig. Gen. Doug Schiess join SpaceNews Staff Writer Sandra Erwin and Editor-in-Chief Brian Berger for a broad-based discussion on Space Force operations, including the U.S. military’s role in rescuing astronauts.

Shaw and Schiess were joined by the 45th Operations Group’s Detachment 3 commander, Lt. Col. Michael Thompson, to talk about how the military revived and trained for the astronaut-rescue role it has performed since the Apollo era.

Astronaut rescue is a small but important part of Maj. Gen. Shaw’s duties as the head of the U.S. Space Command’s Combined Force Space Component, which plans and executes day-to-day military space operations and has tactical control of American and multinational space forces during a conflict.

Shaw, as a dual-hatted general, also leads the U.S. Space Force’s Space Operations Command, responsible for organizing, training and equipping the space forces that fly the U.S. military’s satellites, launches its rockets, stands sentinel over the orbital commons, and supports American and allied combat operations.

Shaw also addressed how the ongoing standup of the U.S. Space Force is bringing greater focus to the role space plays in all military operations and what’s at stake in defending the ultimate high ground.

** May 26, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

** May 29, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

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Space policy roundup – May.26.2020

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):

International space

Webcasts:

** The Space Show – Fri. 05/22/2020Cristina T. Chaplain “who is now a retired GAO director focusing on space, defense and related industries. Don’t miss this excellent assessment of NASA, DOD, PPP and more”.

** E16 – Value of Space (with Mick Gleason and Sam Wilson) Aerospace CSPS on Vimeo – A multi-participant discussion of the recent Value of Space (pdf) report from the Aerospace Corp.

** Why Did NASA’s Head Of Human Spaceflight Resign Just Before Historic Launch? – Scott Manley

Last Monday NASA announced that Doug Loverro, head of human spaceflight at NASA was resigning only 6 months after starting the job, and just over a week before the historic return to flight for the human spaceflight program. We know it’s not related to the Commercial Crew Program and is going to have no effect on the upcoming launch, but we don’t have much in the way of concrete information to go on. Right now the theory is that this is related to the procurement of the Human landing system, but we could be wrong.

** May 22, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

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Space policy roundup – May.22.2020

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):

International space

Webcasts:

** Hotel Mars/The Space Show – Wed. O5/20/2020John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston talk with CBS News space expert William Harwood about “the upcoming SpaceX Demo-2 Crew Dragon flight to the ISS with two astronauts on board”.

** Episode 17 Artemis Accords Update – Michael Listner, Space Law & Policy Solutions

The NASA Fact Sheet on the Artemis Accords: https://www.nasa.gov/specials/artemis-accords/index.html

** 30 – There’s Always Money in the VAB | Off-Nominal

Jake and Anthony are joined by Jason Davis of The Planetary Society to talk about NASA’s human landing systems, SpaceX’s upcoming DM-2 launch, and to debate whether or not Tom Cruise will make a cool movie on the ISS.

** The Space Show – Tues. 05/19/2020Leonard David talked about “Artemis, returning to the Moon, space policy, SETI and more”.

** May 19, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

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Space policy roundup – May.18.2020

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):

International space

Webcasts:

** The Space Show – 05/18/2020 – Space law expert Michael Listner talked about “The Artemis Accords, a new National Space Policy, the recent E.O [Executive Order] on lunar return and resource – space mining and more”.

** The Space Show – 05/15/2020Michelle Hanlon of For All Moonkind discussed the the efforts to protect the Apollo landing sites, the Administration’s space policy executive order, The Artemis Project, space property rights, etc.

** Space Force Takes Next Steps : NPR

** Webinar Replay | Intelsat’s Bankruptcy: Why Now and What’s Next – SpaceNews.com

Intelsat filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection May 13 in hopes that restructuring will position the No. 2 satellite operator to win nearly $5 billion from an FCC spectrum program. The company flies roughly 50 satellites and generates around $2 billion in annual revenue, but has labored for years under a crushing $15 billion debt load.

Questions to be addressed in this webinar:

Can Intelsat emerge from bankruptcy a healthier company?
What impact will Intelsat’s bankruptcy have on the FCC’s C-band clearing program?
What are the broader implications for an industry accustomed to building and launching a steady stream of satellites for Intelsat?
SpaceNews Editor-in-Chief Brian Berger and Staff Writer Caleb Henry were joined with a panel of veteran analysts.

Armand Musey, President, Summit Ridge Group
Giles Thorne, Managing Director, TMT Equity Research, Jefferies Financial Group
Nathan de Ruiter, Managing Director, Euroconsult Canada

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Space policy roundup – May.15.2020

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):

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International space

Webcasts:

** Hotel Mars/John Batchelor Show – Wed, 05/06/2020John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston talked with Eric Berger of Arstechnica about the “NASA awards for human lunar lander systems studies as part of the Artemis return to the Moon program.

** The Space Show – Fri, 05/08/2020Dr. George Sowers talked about “Executive Order on space resources, The Artemis Project, returning to the Moon, NIAC Phase 1 study, Colorado School of Mines Space Resources program”:

** Hotel Mars/John Batchelor Show – Wed. 05/13/2020 John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston spoke with Dr. Jim Logan about “telemedicine history which he helped pioneer with astronauts, Apollo, and the ISS. We talked about how that telemedicine space history happened, then its growing acceptance in the mainstream, especially due to the pandemic.”

** Strategic Foresight Panel on Possibilities of Future Space Enterprise (with Kara Cunzeman, Jake Sotiriadis, Josh Kerbel) – Aerospace CSPS on Vimeo

** Japan’s Gradual Shift Towards Space Security (paper release event with Sam Wilson and Frank Rose) – Aerospace CSPS on Vimeo

** Space Policy Edition Live! With Casey Dreier and host Mat KaplanThe Planetary Society

** May 8, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

** May 12, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

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