Space policy roundup – Mar.22.2021

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


** Space Matters Episode 1Tau Zero Foundation

Join us as we host a panel discussion with pillars of the space industry, Dr. Andy Aldrin of the ISU Center for Space Entrepreneurship at FIT, Mr. Jeff Greason of the Tau Zero Foundation, and Electric Sky, Mr. Justin Kugler of Redwire Space, and Made In Space, Mr. Grant Anderson of Paragon Space Development Corporation, and renowned author, Mr. Rod Pyle.

** Upcoming Launch of Hangsheng-1, Starwin Tests Phased Array Antenna, CASICloud Funding Round – Ep 25Dongfang Hour – YouTube

1) Some news from Hangsheng Satellite, including an upcoming launch next month
2) Starwin Completes Testing of Ka-band Phased Array Antenna
3) CASICloud announces an RMB 2.63 billion round of funding

** Hotel Mars | The Space Show/John Bachelor ShowJames C. Bennett spoke with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about “the three heavy lift rockets being made in the US: SLS, New Glenn, and Starship. In addition, John talked about the recent joint announcement about a Russian-Chinese lunar colony to be built at the lunar South Pole in the coming decade(s).

** Bryant Baker – Are We Headed Towards Moon Wars?Cold Star Technologies – YouTube

USAF JAG and space lawyer Bryant Baker is back on the Make Space Boring News show to discuss his new article, Moon Wars. Is there a framework for predicting, understanding and handling conflict on Luna? As great powers are heading straight for precious resource locations on our Moon, what mechanisms are in place if any, and what do we need to create, to resolve conflicts before they get to war as a solution? This discussion and article are part of an essential education that our policy makers must experience so we do not fall into the war traps of previous generations. Bryant’s article, Moon Wars:… Space Law and Policy website:

** Quantum Communications, “Spooky” Quantum Entanglement, and Applications in the Space…Constellations Podcast

In this episode of Constellations, we first get a primer about quantum physics and quantum technology, then a discussion about the growing field of quantum communications, and how it applies to the space industry. There are only a handful of companies specializing in this technology, including SQT, a company that claims to transform the world’s networks for the quantum revolution. SQT CEO David Mitlyng joins us to explain the ins and outs of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), applications in Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT), and quantum communications’ defense implications.

** Space Café WebTalk – Moriba`s Vox Populi #3 – Prof. Moriba Jah – 11. February 2021spacewatch. global – News Room – YouTube

In this session of Space Cafè “Moriba’s Vox Populi #03” Dr. Moriba Jah talked about religion, ethics and space, and sustainability with
Brother Guy Consolmagno – Director, The Vatican Observatory. (Catholic perspective),
Harel Ben-Ami – Delegate, Israel Space Agency to the United Nations. (Jewish perspective),
Ari Leon – Senior Project Planning and Control Analyst, Parker Aerospace. (Buddhist perspective),
Hdeel Abdelhady – Professorial Lecturer in Law, George Washington University (Islamic perspective),
Andreas Losch – Faculty of Theology, University of Bern, Switzerland and Editor-in-Chief, Dialog Theology & Science. (Protestant perspective).

Moriba’s Vox Populi is a disruptor in the current growing ocean of webcasts!

** March 19, 2021 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

** March 17, 2021 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast


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