Space policy roundup – July.20.2020

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 20 Legal Test for Space Debris – Michael Listner, Space Law & Policy Solutions

My 2012 article in The Space Review can be accessed here: Addressing the challenges of space debris, part 1: defining space debris

** Hotel Mars/John Batchelor Show/The Space Show – Wed. July.15.2020John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston spoke with Dr. Jim Bell about “Mars 2020 and the Perseverance rover. Jim is part of the project and the PI for the 3D Zoom camera project”.

** The Space Show – Tues. July.14.2020Dr. James Schwartz talked about his new book, The Value of Science in Space Exploration [Amazon commission link] and had “a wide ranging discussion on doing science in space as a priority over commercial, mining, resource usage and settlement”.

** Radar Tracking, Orbital Debris and a Safer SpaceConstellations Podcast – YouTube

We speak with Daniel Ceperley, CEO and Co-Founder of LeoLabs Space about the growing issue of space debris. Orbital debris is a serious issue that will only get worse, but dealing with it is as much an opportunity as a challenge. Daniel explains his goal to track the 12,000 known debris objects low earth orbit by building set of advanced radars and we discuss the possibility of long-term solutions to collision avoidance. Is there a future where satellites use radar to detect other objects and avoid collision? Listen to this episode of Constellations to learn how today’s visionaries, such as Daniel Ceperley of LeoLabs, are making space safer for the rest of us.

** Space Café WebTalk Recap: Jenni Tapio on Implementing National Space Laws – SpaceWatch.Global

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk,  Jenni Tapio, Chief Specialist in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland talked about the implementation of national space laws on the example of Finland and beyond.

She discussed the example of the Finnish Act on Space Activities. What does a national space law mean for business opportunities? She also answered relevant questions from the audience.

** July 14, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

** July 17, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

** E24 – Nuclear Space Systems (w Patricia Maloney and James Howe)  Aerospace CSPS (Center for Space Policy and Strategy at the Aerospace Corporation)



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