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The Space Show this week – Aug.3.2020

The guests and topics of discussion on The Space Show this week:

1. Monday, August 3, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT: No special programming.

2. Tuesday, August 4, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT):  We welcome back John Strickland for space settlement and new commercial space project ideas.

3. Wednesday, August 5, 2020: Hotel Mars TBA pre-recorded. See upcoming show menu on the home page for program details.

4. Thursday, August 6, 2020; 7-8:30 pm PDT (9-10:30 pm CDT, 10-11:30 pm EDT): No special programming.

5. Friday, August 7, 2020; 9:30-11 am PDT (11:30 am-1 pm CDT, 12:30-2 pm EDT): We welcome back Mark Bray to discuss SLS and more.

6. Sunday, August 9, 2020; 12-1:30 pm PDT (3-4:30 pm EDT, 2-3:30 pm CDT): Welcome to OPEN LINES. All calls on space, technology, science and STEM welcome. We want to hear from you.

Some recent shows:

** Sun. Aug.2.2020Dr. Ken Davidian talked about his space tourism industry study. See  Space Tourism Industry Emergence: Description and Data, Ken Davidian –  New Space Vol.8 No. 2, June.2020.

** Fri. July 31, 2020Scott Herman discussed the BlackSky Global earth satellite imaging company and “Geospatial intelligence and global monitoring, dusk-to-dawn capabilities, LEO Constellation, commercial value, market growth, national security and much more”.

** Hotel Mars – John Batchelor Show/The Space ShowJohn Batchelor and David Livingston spoke with Mike Wall of Space.com about the latest  delays, problems, and the future of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST):

** Tues. July.28.2020Jeffrey Smith discussed his July 13, 2020 Space Review article, CSI: Rocket Science.

** See also:
* The Space Show Archives
* The Space Show Newsletter
* The Space Show Shop

The Space Show is a project of the One Giant Leap Foundation.

The Space Show - David Livingston
The Space Show – David Livingston

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The Space Show this week – July.27.2020

The guests and topics of discussion on The Space Show this week:

1. Monday, July 30, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT: No special programming.

2. Tuesday, July 31, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT): We welcome back Jeffrey Smith regarding his recent Space Review article, CSI: Rocket Science, from July 13, 2020.

3. Wednesday, July 1, 2020: Hotel Mars TBA pre-recorded. See upcoming show menu on the home page for program details.

4. Thursday, July 2, 2020; 7-8:30 pm PDT (9-10:30 pm CDT, 10-11:30 pm EDT): No special program today.

5. Friday, July 3, 2020; 9:30-11 am PDT (11:30 am-1 pm CDT, 12:30-2 pm EDT): We welcome Scott Herman to discuss Geospatial Intelligence & Dawn-to-Dawn Monitoring.

6. Sunday, July 5, 2020; 12-1:30 pm PDT (3-4:30 pm EDT, 2-3:30 pm CDT): We welcome back Dr. Ken Davidian to talk about his space tourism work.

Some recent shows:

** Sun. July.26.2020Dr. Michael Gleason of the Aerospace Corp talked about his new paper, The Value of Space.

** Fri. July.24.2020Steven Wolfe discussed “space settlement, the new Beyond Earth Institute and more on the settlement issue”.

** Tues. July.21.2020Dr. Pat Patterson of Utah State University talked about “the upcoming SmallSat Conference for 2021 that is now 100% virtual due to the Covid-19 virus”.

** Mon. July.20.2020Rand Simberg “was welcomed back for a two segment 91 minute discussion about Apollo 11 and the entire Apollo program, the significance of the ceremony he and others created, Evoloterra (evoloterra.com) plus a commercial space and property rights update”.

** See also:
* The Space Show Archives
* The Space Show Newsletter
* The Space Show Shop

The Space Show is a project of the One Giant Leap Foundation.

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The Space Show – David Livingston

 

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Space policy roundup – July.27.2020

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 21 July 15th Russian Co-Orbital ASAT Test – Michael Listner, Space Law & Policy Solutions

Preliminary thoughts on the orbital ASAT test performed by the Russian Federation on July 15th.

** Space ethics explainer: What are the restrictions for outer space travel? – Afternoons – ABC Radio

As more nations send satellites and missions into the galaxy, new questions about space ethics are being raised.

Advances in space technology potentially open up whole new worlds for humans to explore.

But what are the rules to prevent those technologies from having negative outcomes in the cosmos.

Associate Professor of Ethics and Leadership at UNSW Canberra, Dr Stephen Coleman spoke to ABC Radio Canberra’s Paula Kruger about some of the difficult questions regarding space travel.

** Space Café WebTalk Recap: Niklas Hedman on Space Multilateralism – SpaceWatch.Global

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Niklas Hedman, Chief of the Committee, Policy and Legal Affairs Section of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in Vienna talked about the governance phases under the 60 year history of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) and the “New Frontier” with increasing governance, commercial and scientific interests in planetary exploration, space resources, and planetary protection. The talk addressed the role of multilateralism in this “New Frontier” Era.

** E25 – What is Planetary Protection and Why Should We Care (Meg Abraham and Bhavya Lal) – Aerospace CSPS on Vimeo

** Michael Maloney – The Space Traffic Management PhantomCold Star Technologies – YouTube

Michael Maloney of Satellite Design for Recovery returns to the Cold Star Project, and we’re continuing our discussion of the problems in space traffic management. While many people think STM is already figured out, the truth is this is a phantom idea. Current systems are cobbled together and do not represent a serious solution to the problem. With host Jason Kanigan, Michael discusses:

– what space traffic management is and why we need it – how we can measure capacity and utilization in STM
– why Air Traffic Control can be used as a model in developing a functional STM solution
– what limits there are in executing a Space Traffic Management program
– a future path to STM including better Space Situational Awareness, mitigation of space debris, and timely remediation.

Satellite Design for Recovery website: https://satdfr.org/

** The Space Show – Sun. July.26.2020Dr. Michael Gleason of the Aerospace Corp talked about his new paper, The Value of Space.

** The Space Show – Fri. July.24.2020Steven Wolfe discussed “space settlement, the new Beyond Earth Institute and more on the settlement issue”.

** The Space Show – Mon. July.20.2020Rand Simberg “was welcomed back for a two segment 91 minute discussion about Apollo 11 and the entire Apollo program, the significance of the ceremony he and others created, Evoloterra (evoloterra.com) plus a commercial space and property rights update”.

** July 21, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

** July [25] 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

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The Space Show this week – July.20.2020

The guests and topics of discussion on The Space Show this week:

1. Monday, July 20, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT: We welcome Rand Simberg back for Evoloterra and Apollo 11 on the 51st anniversary of going to the Moon.

2. Tuesday, July 21, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT): We welcome back Dr. Pat Patterson to tell us about the all virtual SmallSat Conference this year. Don’t miss it.

3. Wednesday, July 22, 2020: Hotel Mars TBA pre-recorded. See upcoming show menu on the home page for program details.

4. Thursday, July 23, 2020; 7-8:30 pm PDT (9-10:30 pm CDT, 10-11:30 pm EDT): No special program today.

5. Friday, July 24, 2020; 9:30-11 am PDT (11:30 am-1 pm CDT, 12:30-2 pm EDT): We welcome back Steven Wolfe regarding the Beyond Earth Institute and space settlement important news.

6. Sunday, July 26, 2020; 12-1:30 pm PDT (3-4:30 pm EDT, 2-3:30 pm CDT): We welcome Dr. Michael Gleason of the Aerospace Corp regarding his new paper, The Value of Space.

Some recent shows:

** Sun. July.19.202 – Open lines program hosted a “discussion on a wide variety of topics with your phone calls. Robert Jacobson was back on and has set up another ebook give away program.”

** Hotel Mars/John Batchelor Show/The Space Show – Wed. July.15.2020John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston spoke with Dr. Jim Bell about “Mars 2020 and the Perseverance rover. Jim is part of the project and the PI for the 3D Zoom camera project”.

** Tues. July.14.2020Dr. James Schwartz talked about his new book, The Value of Science in Space Exploration [Amazon commission link] and had “a wide ranging discussion on doing science in space as a priority over commercial, mining, resource usage and settlement”.

** See also:
* The Space Show Archives
* The Space Show Newsletter
* The Space Show Shop

The Space Show is a project of the One Giant Leap Foundation.

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The Space Show – David Livingston

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Space policy roundup – July.20.2020

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 20 Legal Test for Space Debris – Michael Listner, Space Law & Policy Solutions

My 2012 article in The Space Review can be accessed here: Addressing the challenges of space debris, part 1: defining space debris

** Hotel Mars/John Batchelor Show/The Space Show – Wed. July.15.2020John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston spoke with Dr. Jim Bell about “Mars 2020 and the Perseverance rover. Jim is part of the project and the PI for the 3D Zoom camera project”.

** The Space Show – Tues. July.14.2020Dr. James Schwartz talked about his new book, The Value of Science in Space Exploration [Amazon commission link] and had “a wide ranging discussion on doing science in space as a priority over commercial, mining, resource usage and settlement”.

** Radar Tracking, Orbital Debris and a Safer SpaceConstellations Podcast – YouTube

We speak with Daniel Ceperley, CEO and Co-Founder of LeoLabs Space about the growing issue of space debris. Orbital debris is a serious issue that will only get worse, but dealing with it is as much an opportunity as a challenge. Daniel explains his goal to track the 12,000 known debris objects low earth orbit by building set of advanced radars and we discuss the possibility of long-term solutions to collision avoidance. Is there a future where satellites use radar to detect other objects and avoid collision? Listen to this episode of Constellations to learn how today’s visionaries, such as Daniel Ceperley of LeoLabs, are making space safer for the rest of us.

** Space Café WebTalk Recap: Jenni Tapio on Implementing National Space Laws – SpaceWatch.Global

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk,  Jenni Tapio, Chief Specialist in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland talked about the implementation of national space laws on the example of Finland and beyond.

She discussed the example of the Finnish Act on Space Activities. What does a national space law mean for business opportunities? She also answered relevant questions from the audience.

** July 14, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

** July 17, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

** E24 – Nuclear Space Systems (w Patricia Maloney and James Howe)  Aerospace CSPS (Center for Space Policy and Strategy at the Aerospace Corporation)

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=== The Art of C. Sergent Lindsey ===

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