Space policy roundup – Sept.9.2019

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):


** The Commercialization of Low Earth Orbit Space Station Habitats – Part 1 – SpaceQ

Today we’re focusing on the commercialization of Low Earth Orbit with a focus on the International Space Station and other potential commercial habitats. This is the first part of a two part series and my guest is Adrian Mangiuca, the Commerce Director at NanoRacks. NanoRacks describes themselves as both the largest commercial user and private investor on the International Space Station with customers from over 30 nations

** The Space Show – Fri, 09/06/2019 – Andrew Chanin  discussed his company ProcureAM and “obal space Exchange-Traded Fund (ET), commercial space investing, aerospace opportunities, exchange-traded products, mutual funds, space investment influencing issues”.

** The Space Show – Sun, 09/08/2019 – An open lines show in which  Dr. David Livingston led a discussion on various topics with listeners.

The first hour of the program featured special Open Lines guest Dr. John Jurist who was brought on to respond to the Jim Davis question posted on the blog. Jim had asked a question about the 2005 paper Dr. Jurist, Dr. Dinkin and I wrote, wondering if it was out of date due to the progress SpaceX has made in rocket development and reusability. John and I discussed our 2005 paper in the context of the Davis questions. The second hour of today’s Open Lines program was a more traditional Open Lines discussion covering several topics suggested by the callers and those sending in emails.



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