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The Space Show this week – June.14.2021

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

1. Tuesday, June. 15, 2021; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT): We welcome Dr. Kevin Cannon from the Colorado School of Mines to discuss lunar geology and more.

2. Wednesday, June. 16, 2021: Hotel Mars TBA pre-recorded. See upcoming show menu on the home page for program details.

3. Thursday, June. 17, 2021; 7-8:30 pm PDT (9-10:30 pm CDT, 10-11:30 pm EDT): No program.

4. Friday, June.18, 2021; 9:30-11 am PDT (11:30 am-1 pm CDT, 12:30-2 pm EDT): We welcome back Dr. Ken Davidian on his new Acta Astronautica paper, What makes space activities commercial?

5. Sunday, June.20, 2021; 12-1:30 pm PDT (3-4:30 pm EDT, 2-3:30 pm CDT): Welcome back to noted space attorney Michael Listner to discuss space news, policy and more. Visit Michael’s website at www.spacelawsolutions.com.

Some recent shows:

** Sunday, June.13.2021 – Open lines program covered a wide range of space news topics and policy issues.

** Friday, June.11.2021Dr. Akhil Rao discussed “economically controlling orbits to maximize economic potential and assure economic and industry growth“. See the show page for links to papers by Rao et al.

** Hotel Mars – John Batchelor Show/The Space Show – Wednesday, June.9.2021Alan Boyle of Geekwire  spoke with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston spoke about the new commercial supersonic transports (SST) in development at Boom Supersonic.

** Tuesday, June.8.2021Dr. Martin Ross talked about “the effects of climate change on the space industry, how rockets and reentry vehicles or debris impact the middle atmosphere creating dangerous “dust” plus we took a look at the current research and talked about possible mitigation strategies.”

** Hotel Mars – John Batchelor Show/The Space Show – Wednesday, June.3.2021Anatoly Zak of the RussianSpaceWeb spoke with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about Russia’s plans to go to the Moon.

** 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 – Dr. David Livingston

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Space policy roundup – June.14.2021

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:

** iSpace to Develop “Falcon 9”-like Rocket, New Images of Mars from China’s Zhurong Rover – Ep 37Dongfang Hour – YouTube

Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Aero/Space News Roundup! Without further ado, the news update from the week of 7 – 13 June:

1) iSpace unveils details on the Hyperbola-3, which is officially validated and moved to the R&D phase
2) Emergence Dongfang Space (“Ospace”), yet another launch company
3) Additional Pictures from Tianwen-1 (orbiter shot of the lander)
4) Shenzhen Publishes Support for Satellite Manufacturing & Long March 2D Launch
5) CAS Xi’an to Launch Xiamen-1 Satellite
6) China Announces a MEO Broadband Constellation

Do remember to check out also our weekly newsletter which does a broader coverage, going over pieces of news that we don’t have time to discuss in the weekly podcast (https://www.dongfanghour.com/).

See also the summary at Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 7 June – 13 June 2021 – SpaceWatch.Global.

** E63: Keeping the Space Workforce StrongAerospace Corp Space Policy (Vimeo) – Center for Space Policy & Strategy (CSPS)

** The Space Show – Sunday, June.13.2021 – Open lines program covered a wide range of space news topics and policy issues.

** The Space Show – Friday, June.11.2021Dr. Akhil Rao discussed “economically controlling orbits to maximize economic potential and assure economic and industry growth“. See the show page for links to papers by Rao et al.

** The Space Show – Tuesday, June.8.2021Dr. Martin Ross talked about “the effects of climate change on the space industry, how rockets and reentry vehicles or debris impact the middle atmosphere creating dangerous “dust” plus we took a look at the current research and talked about possible mitigation strategies.”

** Hotel Mars – John Batchelor Show/The Space Show – Wednesday, June.3.2021Anatoly Zak of the RussianSpaceWeb spoke with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about Russia’s plans to go to the Moon.

** Space Logistics – Conversations for the Future –  Foundation For The Future

From the truck, to the rocket, to orbit, and beyond, we’ll tackle how we move things to space and how they get around there. What are different types of propulsion for long- and short-haul transport? How do we refuel? Is traffic getting bad up there? How do space-bound items even get to the launch pad? And no conversation about space logistics would be complete without the glory and passion of launch. Join us for two days of discussion with expert guests. ​

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE: Pre-Launch Logistics Launch Propulsion and Transport Space Traffic Management

** International Destination Station 2021ISS National Lab

International Destination Station went virtual in 2021! This exciting event showcases the International Space Station as a one-of-a-kind, state-of-the art orbiting laboratory allowing groundbreaking research not possible on Earth. This year’s event featured experts from NASA and the ISS National Lab detailing how the ISS is enabling space research and development

** June 9, 2021 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

** June 11, 2021 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

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The Space Show this week – June.7.2021

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

1. Tuesday, June. 8, 2021; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT): We welcome Dr. Martin Ross from The Aerospace Corporation regarding rocket emissions, climate change and more.

2. Wednesday, June.9, 2021: Hotel Mars TBA pre-recorded. See upcoming show menu on the home page for program details.

3. Thursday, June. 10, 2021; 7-8:30 pm PDT (9-10:30 pm CDT, 10-11:30 pm EDT): No program.

4. Friday, June.11, 2021; 9:30-11 am PDT (11:30 am-1 pm CDT, 12:30-2 pm EDT): We welcome economist Dr. Akhil Rao regarding LEO debris issues and the value of orbital use fees.

5. Sunday, June.13, 2021; 12-1:30 pm PDT (3-4:30 pm EDT, 2-3:30 pm CDT): Welcome back to OPEN LINES. All calls welcome, space, science STEM and STEAM topics. New callers welcome. Tell us what is on your mind. Call at 1-866-687-7223

Some recent shows:

** Sunday, June.7.2021Wayne White discussed “his final copy of The Space Pioneer Act. You can download it through the link on the blog. If you are interested in space law and policy to enable commercial space, you need to hear this program and review The Space Pioneer Act.”

** Friday, June.5.2021Temidayo Oniosun discussed “space in Africa and The African Space Program“.

** Tuesday, June.1.2021Dr. Martin Elvis discussed “his new book, Asteroids: How Love, Fear, and Greed Will Determine Our Future in Space [Amazon commission link].

** 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 – Dr. David Livingston

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Space policy roundup – June.7.2021

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 39 Viasat Motion to StaySpace Thoughts (YouTube) – Space Law & Policy Solutions/Michael Listner

Review and commentary on Viasat’s Motion to Stay pending appeal in the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and what I consider the first litigation involving space law.

** Episode 38: Update on the Artemis AccordsSpace Thoughts (YouTube) – Space Law & Policy Solutions/Michael Listner

This episode of Space Thoughts updates viewers on two new signatories to the Artemis Accords.

** Launch of the Fengyun 4B Weather Satellite, Launch Companies Tianbing & CAS Space Move Ahead – Ep 36Dongfang Hour – YouTube

Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Aero/Space News Roundup! Below are the news updates from the week of 31 May – 6 June:

1) Launch of Fengyun-4B Meteorology Satellite
2) Space Pioneer completes a full system hot test of Tianhuo-11 engine
3) CAS Space Begins R&D on the ZK-2 Medium Lift Solid-Fueled Launch Vehicle
4) More details unveiled on the Tianzhou-2 spacecraft’s cargo

** The Space Show – Sunday, June.7.2021Wayne White discussed “his final copy of The Space Pioneer Act. You can download it through the link on the blog. If you are interested in space law and policy to enable commercial space, you need to hear this program and review The Space Pioneer Act.”

** The Space Show – Friday, June.5.2021Temidayo Oniosun discussed “space in Africa and The African Space Program“.

** The Space Show – Tuesday, June.1.2021Dr. Martin Elvis discussed “his new book, Asteroids: How Love, Fear, and Greed Will Determine Our Future in Space [Amazon commission link].

** Federal Space Policy & Public Funding with U.S. Congressman Dr. Brian BabinLimitless Space Institute

** E62: Space Priorities & the US HouseAerospace Corp Space Policy (Vimeo) – Center for Space Policy & Strategy (CSPS)

** Space Café WebTalk – REGIONAL Brazil 02 – 16. March 2021spacewatch. global – News Room – YouTube

In this week’s Space Café Brazil, Aila Raquel, CEO of Alya Nanosatellites Constellation E.O., Brazil, talked about her experience in starting a space start-up in Brazil.

Aila Raquel is the CEO of Alya Nanosatellites who is committed to a global challenge for sustainable development. Incorporating Agenda2030 at Alya’s goals, She is taking bold and transformative measures to promote sustainable development in the next 09 years, promoting impacts on at least 15 of the 17 sustainable development goals.

Driven by the integration of economic growth, social justice, and environmental sustainability, Aila is developing a space company that will strengthen Brazil’s economy, providing satellite data, in-orbit sensor calibration, and ground station services to deliver solutions for various sectors and help with environmental protection.

Aila has directed her efforts to involve the participation of different nations, who have common goals and who can act in the spirit of a global partnership to improve people’s lives, now and in the future.

** Reducing Space Threats: A Resolution, Volume 2Space Court Foundation – YouTube

In response to UN Resolution 75/36, UN Member States and other key stakeholders were invited to submit their views on threats to space sustainability, what could be norms of behaviour, and how the multilateral community should move forward. Join the Space Court Foundation for a special discussion with Ambassador Aidan Liddle, one of the key figures behind this initiative, to discuss the UK submission and what might be the next steps.

Keynote speaker:

Ambassador Aidan Liddle, UK Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva
Moderators:

Daniel Porras, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Communications, Secure World Foundation
Victoria Samson, Washington Office Director, Secure World Foundation (Washington D.C., United States)
Panelists:

Eric Desautels, Director of Office of Emerging Security Challenges (AVC/ESC), US State Department
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Director of the Centre for Security, Strategy and Technology (CSST), Observer Research Foundation (New Delhi, India)
Almudena Azcárate Ortega, Space and Missile Researcher, UNIDIR

** June 4, 2021 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

** June 2, 2021 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

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The Space Show this week – May.31.2021

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

1. Tuesday, June.1, 2021; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT): We welcome back Dr. Martin Elvis to discuss his new book, Asteroids: How Love, Fear, and Greed Will Determine Our Future in Space [Amazon commission link].

3. Wednesday, June.2, 2021: Hotel Mars TBA pre-recorded. See upcoming show menu on the home page for program details.

4. Thursday, June. 3, 2021; 7-8:30 pm PDT (9-10:30 pm CDT, 10-11:30 pm EDT): No program today.

5. Friday, June.4, 2021; 9:30-11 am PDT (11:30 am-1 pm CDT, 12:30-2 pm EDT): We welcome Temidayo Oniosun to discuss the African space program and the space industry in the region.

6. Sunday, June.6, 2021; 12-1:30 pm PDT (3-4:30 pm EDT, 2-3:30 pm CDT): We welcome back noted space attorney Wayne White to discuss the new Space Pioneer Act.

Some recent shows:

** Friday, May.29.2021Dr. Matthew Caplan engaged in “a nearly 90 minute discussion on cool white dwarf stars, U235 and the white dwarf star, plus many more physics and astronomy issues per listener questions“.

** Hotel Mars at The John Bachelor Show/The Space Show – Wed.May.26.2021Marcia S. Smith spoke with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about “the upcoming Russian ISS tourist flights plus two upcoming Crew Dragon flights, one to the ISS and one which will be a private flight to orbit Earth for three days“.

** The Space Show – Tuesday, May.26.2021Lisa La Bonte discussed “space in the Middle East, the Emirates, UAE, STEM programs and her NGO, plus lots more. This was a very informative program which included the Hope Mission now orbiting Mars and sending pictures back home.

** 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 – Dr. David Livingston

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