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):
- Commercial space:
- Orbital debris:
- Space law:
- Space weather:
- Space advocacy:
- American states space:
- US military:
- International space
- Around the World, Countries Are Racing to the Moon – Discover Magazine
- India’s space decade – AsianAge.com
- ‘Crucial gaps in Isro’s plans to use more Indian products’: House panel chief – Hindustan Times
- Crew mission:
- Lunar landing mission:
- India approves third moon mission, months after landing failure – Reuters
- ISRO Confirms Chandrayaan-3 Will Launch In 2020, Govt Says It Will Cost Less Than Chandrayaan-2 – IndiaTimes.com
- ‘We Have Learnt From Failure’: All About ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3 Mission And Identifying Chandrayaan-2’s Flaw – swarajyamag.com
- India confirms plans for second lunar lander mission – SpaceNews.com
** Space Force News – TMRO.tv –
In the final TMRO Space News of 2019 Manju talks about the formation of the United States Space Force, and Jared covers Christina Koch’s record-setting day in space, along with your weekly traffic report.
In the middle of the New Mexico desert lies Spaceport America, a glittering, alien structure advertised as the very first purpose-built commercial spaceport. It’s home to Virgin Galactic, a space startup that promises to send tourists into orbit as early as next year. But even if that milestone happens, it will follow years of delays, setbacks, and even tragedy. Local residents in the nearby town of Truth or Consequences were told to expect big things when New Mexico joined the private space economy, but many now wonder if the dream of a space industry will ever materialize.
Happy new year in space! Editorial Director Jason Davis, Chief Advocate Casey Dreier and Solar System Specialist Emily Lakdawalla join Mat Kaplan for a review of 2019’s biggest news from the final frontier. Our experts then turn to the promise of 2020 for Mars exploration, humans in space and much more. The theme continues as Planetary Society Chief Scientist Bruce Betts adds his highlights in a special What’s Up segment. Got a great joke that combines space and the new year? You might win this week’s contest!
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