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 resource & space laws:
- Vancouver Recommendations on Space Mining – Outer Space Institute, April 20, 2020 (pdf)
- The President’s space resources executive order: a step in the right direction – The Space Review
- #SpaceWatchGL Perspective On US Space Resources Executive Order: Alice Gorman On How The EO Is A Rejection Of Longstanding Principles – SpaceWatch.Global
- #SpaceWatchGL Perspective On US Space Resources Executive Order: Sebastien Moranta On The EO As An “America First” Policy – SpaceWatch.Global
- #SpaceWatchGL Perspective On US Space Resources Executive Order: Michelle Hanlon On How The Moon Agreement Is Finished – SpaceWatch.Global
- Another Pyrrhic Victory: The White House’s Latest Executive Order On Space Mining – SpaceWatch.Global
- #SpaceWatchGL Perspective On US Space Resources Executive Order: Dimitra Stefoudi On How The U.S. Seeks Cooperation Through The Outer Space Treaty – SpaceWatch.Global
- #SpaceWatchGL Perspective On US Space Resources Executive Order: Christopher Johnson On How The U.S. Seeks To Be A Pioneer In Space Resources Norm Development – SpaceWatch.Global
- Commercial crew:
- NASA science:
- Coronavirus & space:
- Commercial space
- Space traffic:
- FCC moves cautiously in plan to prevent space debris and satellite collisions | Ars Technica
- FCC punts controversial space debris rules for extra study – SpaceNews.com
- AMSAT letter to FCC on orbital debris rule changes – AMSAT (pdf)
- The FCC takes a leadership role in combating orbital debris – The Space Review
- Space traffic:
- US national security:
- International space
- Iran launches its 1st military satellite into orbit: reports – Space.com
- Iran’s Military Satellite Launch Full Of Surprises – SpaceWatch.Global
- Iran Launches First Military Satellite from New Launch Site – SpacePolicyOnline.com
- Iran receives signals from Noor satellite: commander – Xinhua
- Russian parliament voices support for Iran’s satellite launch – IRNA English
** 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
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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?
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