Space policy roundup – April.24.2020

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):


** Episode 12 Vancouver Recommendations on Space Mining – Michael Listner, Space Law & Policy Solutions

** Episode 13 Iran Military Satellite Launch – Michael Listner, Space Law & Policy Solutions

** Space Startups, New Commercial Opportunities and Early Industry Pioneers | Kratos

Rick Tumlinson, Founding Partner, SpaceFund Venture Capital: As the space industry experiences a revolution in technology, new, high growth startups are discovering visionary ways to tackle the challenges faced in the market. Listen to Rick Tumlison, the Founding Partner of SpaceFund Venture Capital and a space activist, describe his fund’s investment philosophy and his advice to start-ups in the industry. Some of the exciting topics we will cover in this episode of Constellations are settlements in space and creating commercial opportunities at the Russian Mir space station and at the international space station. Learn about pioneers in the industry and how they influenced and shaped the way we approach the space industry today. Find out how space transport is the first step in building an ecosystem of sustainable companies that work in space and help the planet as a whole, including the importance of terrestrial revenue streams and how they are influencing this new frontier.

** The Space Show – Tue, 04/21/2020Christopher Richins of RBC Signals for updates, plus a report on how a global space company is dealing with the pandemic.

** Space Café WebTalk Recap: “33 minutes with Dr. Brian Weeden” – SpaceWatch.Global

This week’s Space Café WebTalk took place on 21 April 2020, featuring Dr. Brian Weeden, Director of Program Planning for Secure World Foundation in conversation with Torsten Kriening, co-publisher of SpaceWatch.Global and COO of ThorGroup GmbH. Dr. Brian Weeden gave a briefing about key elements from the newly released 2020 Global Counterspace Threat Report, published by the Secure World Foundation. Following his remarks, the online audience had the opportunity to ask Dr. Weeden questions.

** Space Force Gets Down to Business presented by Lockheed Martin – Space News webinar panel discussion.

Since its creation just four months ago, the U.S. Space Force has been working to define its priorities, capabilities and culture. As planning continues to stand up new organizations and recruit talent, one key effort has been the development of an acquisition strategy to build the next generation of military space systems.

Questions explored in this free webinar:
– What are the Space Force’s next steps in its organization?
– What has been the impact of COVID-19 on Space Force planning and operations?
– What are the Space Force’s proposals to change the acquisition system?
– What personnel, resource and budget challenges does the Space Force face going forward?
– With growing threats in space, what does the Space Force have to do to build more resilient and defendable space systems?

** April 22, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

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