Category Archives: Space Policy

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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The Space Show this week – May.25.2020

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

1. Monday, May 25, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT: No special programming.

2. Tuesday, May 26, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT): We welcome Dr. Michael Weil regarding his paper on calculating the cancer risk from galactic cosmic radiation (GCR) for a human Mars mission, predicting cancer risks from GCR.

3. Wednesday, May 27, 2020: Hotel Mars TBA pre-recorded. See upcoming show menu on the home page for program details.

4. Thursday, May 28, 2020; 7-8:30 pm PDT (9-10:30 pm CDT, 10-11:30 pm EDT): No special programming.

5. Friday, May 29, 2020; 9:30-11 am PDT (11:30 am-1 pm CDT, 12:30-2 pm EDT): We welcome back Professor Madhu Thangavelu from USC.

6. Sunday, May 31, 2020; 12-1:30 pm PDT (3-4:30 pm EDT, 2-3:30 pm CDT): We welcome Dr. Joyce Liao of Stanford to discuss her work regarding eye-brain issues in microgravity. As an example of her work, see  Video: Eye-brain issues in microgravity & effect of hypoxia in COVID-19 infection – YouTube from April 2020.

Some recent shows:

** 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”.

** Hotel Mars – 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”.

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

** Sun. 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”.

** 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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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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The Space Show this week – May.18.2020

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

1. Monday, May 18, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT: No special programming.

2. Tuesday, May 19, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT): We welcome back space journalist Leonard David. Lot’s to discuss with Leonard, don’t miss it. [See also Leonard David’s blog – INSIDE OUTER SPACE.]

3. Wednesday, May 20, 2020: Hotel Mars TBA pre-recorded. See upcoming show menu on the home page for program details.

4. Thursday, May 21, 2020; 7-8:30 pm PDT (9-10:30 pm CDT, 10-11:30 pm EDT): No special programming.

5. Friday, May 22, 2020; 9:30-11 am PDT (11:30 am-1 pm CDT, 12:30-2 pm EDT): We welcome back Cristina T. Chaplain, recently retired GAO director. We will talk space, budgets, commercial space, partnerships and much more. Don’t miss it!

6. Sunday, May 24, 2020; 12-1:30 pm PDT (3-4:30 pm EDT, 2-3:30 pm CDT): No show today due to our Memorial Day Holiday Weekend.

Some recent shows:

** Sunday – 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”.

** Friday – 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.

** 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.”

** Tuesday – 05/12/2020 – Author Dan Linehan talked about his new book, The Princess of the Bottom of the World: Complete Series.

** 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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