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** NASA’s Management of Space Launch System Program Costs and Contracts – NASA OIG
The Office of Inspector General examined NASA’s management of the major Space Launch System contracts – core stage, upper stage, RS-25 engines, solid rocket boosters – to assess whether the programs are meeting cost, schedule, and performance goals.
More than 8,500 satellites are projected to be launched between 2019 and 2028 according to Euroconsult. With such so much growth on the horizon, regulatory efforts could become challenged to keep pace with these technological developments.
Listen to Alexandre Vallet the Chief of the Space Services Department in the Radiocommunication Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as he shares insights into the role of regulations and the ITU in this new environment. Find out how the spectrum can be protected, interference can be avoided and how a level playing field for new and incumbent players can be ensured in this evolving new space world.
** Michael Maloney – Satellite Design For Recovery – Cold Star Project S02E23
Michael Maloney, founder of the advocacy organization Satellite Design for Recovery, is on the Cold Star Project with host Jason Kanigan to talk about the need for including a critical but not-yet-required component to the design of all objects launched into Earth orbit. Satellites and other orbital objects should have mandated design requirements for rendezvous, capture and disposal. The cost of not doing so will be chaos in orbit. Mike is here to tell us about these consequences. Satellite Design for Recovery website: https://satdfr.org/
The United States Space Force is now officially a thing, complete with a commander and plans to put about 16,000 members of the military to work defending U.S. interests in space. But what exactly does it mean for the U.S. military to “deter aggression” in space? How could a war in space happen? And what are American interests in space, anyway? This episode, we’re going to answer those questions as best we can with the help of four experts on space weapons and policy and strategy.
Guests includeJeffrey Lewis, professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Calif.; Jonathan McDowell, astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass.; Bleddyn Bowen, lecturer in International Relations at the University of Leicester, in the UK, and author of the forthcoming book, “War in Space“; and Brian Weeden, director of Program Planning at the Secure World Foundation.