Space policy roundup – Oct.5.2020

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):

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** E35 – Evolving STEM Education (with Lael Woods and Special Guests)Aerospace Corp – Center for Space Policy & Strategy (CSPS)

** Charity Weeden – Orbital Environmental Management And In-Space logistics With Astroscale – CSPS02E63 – Cold Star Technologies – YouTube

VP Global Space Policy of Astroscale US, Charity Weeden is on the Cold Star Project to share her background and the organization’s vision for space. Orbital environmental management and in-space logistics are two key areas Astroscale is developing capabilities and influence in. With host Jason Kanigan, Charity discusses:

-the vision, mission and organization of Astroscale
– how the technical, business and policy areas interlink through the organization’s efforts
– why space debris is a problem, and what we can do about it
– her background and how she arrived at the VP Global Space Policy role
– what her typical day looks like what COMSTAC is, and her role as chair
– looking forward to working in cislunar space and its implications
– the costs of decommissioning and the ways these costs are currently hidden.

** Sun. Oct.5.2020 – The Space ShowDr. Robert (Sam) Wilson of The Aerospace Corp talked about his paper, The Value Of Space.

** Thurs. Oct.1.2020Dr. Robert Zubrin talked about the Mars Society 2020 virtual conference (Thurs. – Sun., Oct. 15-18, 2020) and more.

** Space Café Podcast Episode 012 Featuring Chris Lee Is Now Available – SpaceWatch.Global

Chris Lee has just retired from his position as Chief Scientist of the UK Space Agency and, after 40 years in the space industry, can now finally retire to do what he enjoys most: space travel. Chris has had a career in some of the most dramatic and legendary missions in space travel. Hubble, Beagle2, Exomars to name a few. Now that he has retired, he can talk freely about his 40 years of passion. Also about why he thinks ESA could have a great future.

** Podcast: Space Law Advisor Chris Johnson – Ex Terra

This week on the Ex Terra podcast, we talk with Chris Johnson about some of the legal aspects of space commerce. Chris Johnson is the Space Law Advisor for the Secure World Foundation, and a Professor of Law (Adjunct) at the Georgetown University Law Center where he co-teaches the Space Law Seminar. He is also a Faculty Member at the International Space University, and a member of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL). Mr. Johnson has written widely on space law and policy issues, and represents the Secure World Foundation at the Legal Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS).

** Episode 24 What’s Hot 3rd Quarter 2020Space Thoughts/Michael Listner, Space Law & Policy Solutions

** September 30, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

** October 2, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast


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