Space policy roundup – Feb.8.2021

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


** China Aero & Space Weekly News Round-Up – Episode 18 (25th – 31st Jan. 2021)Dongfang Hour – YouTube

1) News of Geely’s satellite constellation (and Qingdao Shanghe Aerospace Technology) …
2) Carbon fiber cryogenic tank for liquid oxygen (CALT) …
3) Article from MacroPolo about Rising Stars in China’s Political Hierarchy…
4) HNA Group enters bankruptcy restructuring…

(For a summary of the episodes, see #SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 25 Jan – 31 Jan 2021 – SpaceWatch.Global.)

** Hotel Mars (joint production of the John Batchelor Show/The Space Show) Wed. Feb.3.2021William Harwood of CBS Space News discussed “the planned Feb. 18, 2021 landing of Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover. Bill talked about the mission, the risky landing, the instruments and more.”

** The Space Show – Friday, Feb.5.2021Dr. Pekka Janhunem talked about “his paper about a large scale free space settlement in orbit around Ceres“.  Terraforming the dwarf planet: Interconnected and growable Ceres megasatellite world – (pdf)

** The Space Show – Tuesday, Feb.2.2021Dr. Greg Autrysummarized the space accomplishments of the last four years, then looked ahead to space policy and plans in the coming administrations. Dr. Autry suggested the Artemis program and The Artemis Accords would continue, he explained why the Moon was so important and much more.

** New podcast episode: entering the Space Station era – ESA

** E50 – Rethinking Capability Development on VimeoAerospace Corp – Center for Space Policy & Strategy (CSPS)

** Space Café WebTalk – Mahmoud Abu Wasel – 12. January 2021spacewatch. global – News Room – YouTube

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Mahmoud Abu Wasel, Vice-President of The Hague Institute for Global Justice talked about the new space initiative of the institute.

** Space Café WebTalk – BLACK OPS by Ralph Thiele – Edition 2 – 14. January 2021spacewatch. global – News Room – YouTube

In this Space Cafè “Black Ops by Ralph Thiele #2”, 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 quantum technologies.

His guests in this session were:

Dr. Ing. Heike Poignand,
Prof. Dr. Dr. José Achache.
They also answered relevant questions from the audience.

** February 3, 2021 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

** February 5, 2021 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast


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