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):
- Space in the time of the coronavirus – SpaceNews.com
- Arianespace suspends French Guiana launches amid coronavirus response – SpaceNews.com
- The $400 billion space industry and NASA brace for coronavirus – CNBC
- With coronavirus spreading, NASA may tweak astronaut prelaunch quarantine plans | Space.com
- How NASA is preparing to launch humans to space as coronavirus pandemic worsens – The Verge
- The virus has gone global—so what happens to the launch industry? | Ars Technica
- Lunar plans:
- NASA takes Gateway off the critical path for 2024 lunar return – SpaceNews.com
- Plans for Lunar Bases in Limbo as NASA Mulls Schedule Slip and Program Changes – WSJ
- NASA no longer counting on Gateway for 2024 moon landing – Spaceflight Now
- Gateway No Longer Mandatory for 2024 Moon Landing – SpacePolicyOnline.com
- Science programs:
- Commercial crew:
- Space law:
- US military:
- International space
** NASA Mobile Launchers – NASA Inspector General
The Office of Inspector General examined NASA’s efforts to meet cost, schedule, and performance goals in developing two mobile launchers that will serve as the ground structure to assemble, transport, and launch the SLS/Orion rocket and capsule.
** Space Thoughts Episode 4: MEV 1 – Michael Listner of Space Law & Policy Solutions.
** Space Thoughts Episode 6 Kosmos 2452, Norms and Hostile Intent – Michael Listner of Space Law & Policy Solutions.
Jake and Anthony are joined by fellow space podcaster Brendan Bryne for a self-quarantine edition of the show. Jake developed a new bit for this grab bag episode with talk of Schrödinger’s Gateway, SpaceX’s DM-2, and a whole bunch more, including (obviously) COVID-19 and its impact on space. Also how Brendan’s cat almost ruined OSIRIS-REx.
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