Space policy roundup – Feb.15.2021

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


** iSpace Fails Launch, Tianwen-1 First Image of Mars & News of OneSpace – Weekly News Round-Up Ep. 19Dongfang Hour

1) iSpace Fails in the Second Launch of the Hyperbola-1 …
2) Beijing Adds Satellite Internet to its Priorities for 2021 …
3) OneSpace Completes Successful Reentry Test Launch …
4) Tianwen-1 sends back its first image of Mars …

See also Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 1 – 7 Feb 2021 – SpaceWatch.Global .

** Planetary Protection (live public talk)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Protecting the Earth from the universe… and the universe from Earth. We chat with Moogega Cooper (Perseverance Mars Rover, Europa Clipper) about preventing contamination during missions around the solar system, making sure they don’t bring anything dangerous back with them and we don’t take life with us as we search for life beyond Earth. Host: Brian White, Public Services Office, NASA/JPL Co-Host: Nikki Wyrick, Public Services Office, NASA/JPL Speaker(s): Dr. Moogega Cooper, Planetary Protection Lead, Mars 2020, NASA/JPL

** Space Café WebTalk – Elodie Viau – 19. January 2021 – spacewatch. global – News Room – YouTube

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Elodie Viau, Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications (D/TIA), and Head of ECSAT, at the European Space Agency in Harwell, UK, talked about the new telecommunication outlook of her directorate.

Elodie Viau shared an outlook of telecommunication and space solutions projects of ESA in 2021. Not limited to that she talked about the financing models, public-private-partnerships, broadband constellations and how space will generate innovative solutions for citizens and the digital economy.

** Atul Vashistha – How Does the Defense Business Board Influence US Department of Defense? CSP S04E03 – Cold Star Technologies – YouTube

Atul Vashistha, globalization & outsourcing author and business founder, is on the Cold Star Project to explain how the Defense Business Board works. With considerable experience on the board, serving three presidents, Atul offers the perspective of vice chair and having managed board task forces. Host Jason Kanigan asks Atul to detail the process by which the Defense Business Board learns what its client the US Department of Defense wants, and develops its response as a report. View the slides Atul referred to:… Defense Business Board example study referenced in our discussion:… Supply Wisdom website: Atul Vashistha’s Amazon author page:…

** February 10, 2021 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

** February 12, 2021 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast


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