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The Space Show this week – Aug.10.2020

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

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

2. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT): We welcome Brian Barnett of Solstar Space, specializing in space to space communications and more.

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

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

5. Friday, Aug.3, 2020; 9:30-11 am PDT (11:30 am-1 pm CDT, 12:30-2 pm EDT): We welcome back Charles Miller to discuss his new space company, Lynk Global Inc. Lynk strives for everywhere “connectivity directly to the existing 5.2 billion mobile phone users on the planet, and to billions more who will now have a compelling reason to buy a mobile phone.”

6. Sunday, Aug.5, 2020; 12-1:30 pm PDT (3-4:30 pm EDT, 2-3:30 pm CDT): We welcome Dr. Anthony Paustian to discuss his book A Quarter Million Steps: Creativity, Imagination, & Leading Transformative Change[Amazon commission link]. Please note the applications for space commerce and more.

Some recent shows:

**Tues. Aug.4.2020John Strickland talked about “Terraforming Mars, Mars buffer gas, nitrogen, human landing sites on Mars, common hardwarefor the Moon and Mars, Mars sample returns to Earth, Covid vaccines, the Beirut explosion and much more”.

** Wed. Aug.5.2020 – Hotel Mars – John Batchelor Show/The Space Show – John Batchelor and David Livingston spoke with CBS News space correspondent William Harwood about “the return of the Crew Dragon Demo 2 flight and splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico. … Our next topic focused on the SpaceX Starship hop testing in Texas.”

** Fri. Aug.7.2020Mark Bray talked about the “SLS, rocket design and engineering, testing, landers, commercial launchers, and more”.

**  Sun. Aug.9.2020 – Open lines discussion with listeners including “a call from Robert Jacobson about his book and book offer, Crew Dragon splashdown, SpaceX, SLS, terraforming vs. paraterraforming on Mars, cosmology, Starship & more”.

** 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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Space policy roundup – Aug.10.2020

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:

** E27 – Space Force – How did we get here (with Marty Whelan and Doug Loverro) – Aerospace CSPS

** MSBN S01E24 – Gordon Roesler – State of the Space Industrial Base 2020 ReportCold Star Technologies – YouTube

Dr. Gordon Roesler, past DARPA Program Manager and founder of Robots In Space, joins us on the Make Space Boring News show to share his involvement with and the outcomes of the US State of the Space Industrial Base 2020 report. The process of developing and compiling this report produced an in-depth look at key areas of where the US must improve to regain dominance in the space industry. Read and download the State of the Space Industrial 2020 report pdf her

Robots In Space website: https://robots-in.space/

** The Space Show – Tues. Aug.4.2020John Strickland talked about “Terraforming Mars, Mars buffer gas, nitrogen, human landing sites on Mars, common hardwarefor the Moon and Mars, Mars sample returns to Earth, Covid vaccines, the Beirut explosion and much more”.

** Hotel Mars – John Batchelor Show/The Space Show – Wed. Aug.5.2020 John Batchelor and David Livingston spoke with CBS News space correspondent William Harwood about “the return of the Crew Dragon Demo 2 flight and splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico. … Our next topic focused on the SpaceX Starship hop testing in Texas.”

** The Space Show – Fri. Aug.7.2020Mark Bray talked about the “SLS, rocket design and engineering, testing, landers, commercial launchers, and more”.

**  The Space Show – Sun. Aug.9.2020 – Open lines discussion with listeners including “a call from Robert Jacobson about his book and book offer, Crew Dragon splashdown, SpaceX, SLS, terraforming vs. paraterraforming on Mars, cosmology, Starship & more”.

** August 4, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

** Space Policy Edition: Why the SLS is a… | The Planetary Society

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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.

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Space policy roundup – Aug.3.2020

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:

** Unleashing the Power of Geospatial Intelligence, Lessons Learned from the Government and Turning… – Constellations Podcast

On this episode of the Constellations podcast we will discuss harnessing the power of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) by moving beyond data silos and integrating, fusing and analyzing data horizontally to deliver new insights. The podcast reviews GEOINTs historical roots, the evolution today across industries and looks to the future. With more remote sensing satellites, more rapid revisits and global coverage – an enormous volume of data is being created today. There is a daunting challenge in terms of archiving, processing and analyzing all that data and turning it into insights.

As the founder and early adopter of the concept of GEOINT, the government has been on the front lines for over a decade. What lessons can be learned from the government’s efforts that can be applied to today’s new technologies and providers in the commercial sector to maximize the full value of geospatial intelligence? Keith Masback, a leading international authority on geospatial intelligence with over 30 years of experience will shed some light on this topic. Keith is the Owner and Principal Consultant at Plum Run and provides advisory and consulting services to leading-edge companies working in geospatial intelligence and related fields. Prior to founding Plum Run, he spent over a decade as the President / Chief Executive Officer of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation.

** Ralph Dinsley – Moving Space Situational Awareness To Civilian Management – Cold Star Project S02E53

Following a three-and-a-half decade UK defense career culminating in managing RAF Fylingdales and in the role of Aerospace Battle Manager, Ralph “Dinz” Dinsley founded Northern Space and Security (NORSS). In this discussion with Cold Star Project host Jason Kanigan, Dinz lays out the case for moving space situational awareness from military to civilian management. Dinz answers:

– What is “Peace and Development”, the postgraduate studies subject you applied yourself to for your Masters degree?
– What exactly is “Aerospace Battle Manager”, the role you held for a dozen years?
– What would you describe as the main reason behind the establishment of NORSS? What problems do you solve, and for what organizations?
– Is the military dominance coverage of the orbital environment still fit for purpose? Under what domain should space traffic management be?
– What is the Space Law Games, which you co-initiated? What do you hope to discover from the exercise?
– Where do you find yourself getting pulled into discussions as a well-known individual in the UK defense sector?

NORSS website: https://www.norss.co.uk/

** 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):

** The Space Show – 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”.

** July 31, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

** E26 – Removing Obstacles and Streamlining Launch (w Carrie O’Quinn and special guests: Mandy Vaughn, Carie Mullins, Tony Frego) – Center for Space Policy and Strategy | The Aerospace Corporation

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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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