Space policy roundup – Dec.20.2019

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):


** NASA Lunar Programs: Opportunities Exist to Strengthen Analyses and Plans for Moon Landing – U.S. GAO

** Discussing the Most Marking Events of Chinese Space in 2019 (Podcast) – The China Aerospace Blog

** 10 Years of Planned Satellites – Spacecast Ep28

Visualization of 57,000 satellites planned for launch in the next 10 years, based on data from Dan Oltrogge and Sal Alfano of AGI’s research arm, the Center for Space Standards and Innovation. Discussion with Dr. T.S. Kelso (CelesTrak), Anthony Colangelo (Main Engine Cut Off Podcast), and Josh (AGI). Data based on radio frequency spectrum applications submitted to the FCC and ITU. The data and visualization are notional and do not contain precise launch dates or tracks. Business and technical issues may reduce the actual number and timing of planned satellites. Learn more:,,

** The Space Show – Tue, 12/17/2019Dr. Jim Logan discussed “human spaceflight, NASA objectives, priorities, rebooting culture and organizations and more”.

** December 17, 2019 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black


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