Space policy roundup – Dec.7.2020

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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** Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 30 Nov – 6 Dec 2020 – SpaceWatch.Global

Topics discussed:

    1. Chang’e-5 Lunar Return Mission
    2. Charming Globe Completes a Massive RMB 2.4 Billion Pre-IPO Round of Funding
    3. Recommended article on Yaogan

** Episode 27 Salvage in Outer Space, Part IIMichael Listner/Space Law & Policy SolutionsSpace Thoughts – YouTube (Part I)

** Space Law, the Artemis Accords and When Things Go SouthConstellations Podcast

This episode marks a departure from our normal content, which typically includes topics such as the impact of SDN on ground systems, space exploration, rocket launches and so much more. Instead we will discuss space law and its impact on such issues as orbital debris, geospatial analytics and space tourism among others. To guide us through this discussion our guest today is Randy Segal, a partner in Hogan Lovells. We talk about the nuances of the Outer Space Act, a 50-year-old agreement recently updated with the Artemis Accords and Randy explains the impact of Space Law on public-private space partnerships as well as its impact on the weaponization of space. Randy concludes with a consensus on procedures and platforms for everything space; situational awareness, traffic management, debris mitigation, space sustainability.

** International Space Station 20th Anniversary Panel Expanding the Market in Low Earth Orbit – NASA

NASA is committed to stimulating the low-Earth orbit economy as the next step in humanity’s exploration and expansion into the solar system. Low-Earth orbit provides an ideal environment for crew training, fundamental and applied research, and advanced systems development, as well as other activities. In recognition of the 20th anniversary of continuous human presence aboard the International Space Station, listen as NASA Public Affairs Officer Gary Jordan sits down with some of the most influential people leading these commercialization efforts and learn how the space station will play a critical role in NASA’s goal to develop a robust commercial economy in low-Earth orbit. Joining the conversation are Mike Read – International Space Station Business and Economic Development Manager at NASA, John Mulholland – Vice President and Manager for the International Space Station Program at Boeing, Christine Kretz – Vice President of Programs and Partnerships for the International Space Station U.S. National Lab, Jeffrey Manber – Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at Nanoracks, Rich Boling – Vice President of Corporate Advancement at Techshot, Phil McAlister – Director of Commercial Spaceflight at NASA, Benji Reed – Senior Director of Human Spaceflight at SpaceX, and Ven Feng – Deputy Manager of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

** E43 – The Modern Missile Threat (with Sam Wilson and Steve Dunham)Aerospace Corp – Center for Space Policy & Strategy (CSPS)

** Space Café WebTalk BLACKOPS#1 by Ralph Thiele – 12. November 2020  – spacewatch. global – News Room – YouTube

In this special Space Cafè “Black Ops by Ralph Thiele #1”, Colonel (Ret`d) Ralph Thiele, Chairman of the Berlin based Political-Military Society, President of Euro Défense-Germany, and Managing Director of StratByrd Consulting, Germany talked with his guests about the Implication for Security & Defence coming with the the LEO & MEO wave.

His guests in this session were:

John Munoz Atkinson – Director, Business Development, Global Governments at SES Networks
Alexandra Stickings – Research Fellow for Space Policy and Security at RUSI

** Tim Anderson – How Could The Success Of SpaceX Starship Change The Space Industry?Cold Star Technologies – YouTube

Commander Tim Anderson is not only a US Naval Reserve officer with responsibilities in war planning, but is also in a defense contractor role managing ship repairs and modernization. In this interview hosted by Jason Kanigan of the Cold Star Project, Commander Anderson discusses how government and Department of Defense makes up its mind on spending, and how you can make use of that process. We also dig deep into the potentially great impact of SpaceX Starship on the space industry: payload variants, areas of operation, effect on industry players and more. Why? The dramatic rise in cargo capacity offered and drop in launch and transportation costs promised–even if the numbers are nowhere near as rosy as predicted.

** Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020Dr. Michael Gleason discussed “national security with our space forces”.

** The Space Show – Tuesday, Dec.1.2020Derek Webber discussed lunar commercial development as laid out in his Space Review article of Nov. 15, 2020, ,Lunar commerce: a question of semantics?

** December 2, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

** December 3, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast


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