Space policy roundup – June.2.2020

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):

International space


** Episode 18 Safety vs Mitigating Risk – Michael Listner, Space Law & Policy Solutions

** The Space Show – Fri. 05/29/2020Professor Madhu Thangavelu “spoke about SpaceX, returning to the Moon, commercial space, the USC back to school opening plans due to Covid 19 and more”.

** Hotel Mars/The Space Show – Wed. 05/27/2020John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston

discussed the SpaceX Demo-2 Crewed Dragon flight planned for the ISS but which was cancelled due to weather issues. I discussed what was shown for the mission on most all TV channels as the global interest in the mission and the launch was significant. During this short one segment 10 minute discussion, you will come away with a brief but accurate description of the SpaceX production for this launch. Those of you familiar with NASA launches, compare and contrast this SpaceX launch to what you saw for Apollo and later the Shuttle

** The Space Show – Tues.05/26/2020Dr. Michael Weil talked about “radiation exposure in deep space, cancer, NASA radiation requirements, strategies and more”. (See slides (pdf) discussed during the program.)

**  Webinar Replay | Defending the high ground (and rescuing astronauts) –

With the successful launch and docking of NASA and SpaceX’s historic Demo-2 mission, SpaceNews talks with the Space Force brass supporting this and future commercial crew missions. Maj. Gen. John Shaw and Brig. Gen. Doug Schiess join SpaceNews Staff Writer Sandra Erwin and Editor-in-Chief Brian Berger for a broad-based discussion on Space Force operations, including the U.S. military’s role in rescuing astronauts.

Shaw and Schiess were joined by the 45th Operations Group’s Detachment 3 commander, Lt. Col. Michael Thompson, to talk about how the military revived and trained for the astronaut-rescue role it has performed since the Apollo era.

Astronaut rescue is a small but important part of Maj. Gen. Shaw’s duties as the head of the U.S. Space Command’s Combined Force Space Component, which plans and executes day-to-day military space operations and has tactical control of American and multinational space forces during a conflict.

Shaw, as a dual-hatted general, also leads the U.S. Space Force’s Space Operations Command, responsible for organizing, training and equipping the space forces that fly the U.S. military’s satellites, launches its rockets, stands sentinel over the orbital commons, and supports American and allied combat operations.

Shaw also addressed how the ongoing standup of the U.S. Space Force is bringing greater focus to the role space plays in all military operations and what’s at stake in defending the ultimate high ground.

** May 26, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

** May 29, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

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