Space policy roundup – April.5.2021

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


** Episode 33: Lawfare and Outer Space, Part 2Space Thoughts (YouTube) – Space Law & Policy Solutions/Michael Listner

** Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition – North American Finals – Space Court Foundation – YouTube

Results of the North America Regional Rounds:
18 schools
40 judges

Team Winner: George Washington University Law School @gwlaw

Final’s Judges:
Dennis Burnett @HawkEye360
@RandySegal @HoganLovells
Gabriel Swiney @Monkeybane_DC @StateDept

** China Private Launch Companies Forging Ahead, Expace Liquid-Fueled Rockets, Geely in Nansha – Ep 27Dongfang Hour – YouTube

1) Significant week from Chinese commercial launch companies …
2) TV Report from Hubei News on Wuhan space projects, and exclusive takeaways for Xingyun and Expace  …
3) Geely plans group-level space headquarters in Nansha, Guangzhou …

See also the program summary at Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 29 March – 4 April 2021 – SpaceWatch.Global.

** Space Café WebTalk – Blaine Curcio – 2. March 2021spacewatch. global – News Room – YouTube

Torsten Kriening in conversation with China space analytics expert, self-proclaimed “#ChinaSpaceGuy” and founder of Orbital Gateway Consulting – a boutique market research and consulting firm focusing on the business of space and satellite telecommunications – Blaine Curcio. Blaine Curcio was born in the US and has spent the last 14 years working and studying in the international space industry. Having previously worked in China and the Netherlands, he is currently based in Hong Kong, where in 2018 he founded space market research and consulting firm, Orbital Gateway Consulting.

** Space Café Podcast Episode 024 Featuring Lin Kayser Is Now Available – SpaceWatch.Global

Lin Kayser is a German entrepreneur who wants to revolutionize the way we make products with his company Hyperganic. 3D printing has advanced to the point where it can really take us where we’ve long been in science fiction. And, he wouldn’t be with us here at Space Cafe if he didn’t want to rethink space travel as well. PS: The good man may have the right DNA for such great thoughts. Crazy and world-changing thoughts run in the Kayser family.

** The Space Show – Friday, April.2.2021Bruce Pittman talked about his education proposal, “Spacecraft Nation: A Toolkit for Building Back Better Using Space” (Spacecraft Nation.docx):

Spacecraft Nation is envisioned as a $500 million/year, 5 year national investment program, operating in all 50 states, with the goal of upgrading America’s technical skills and technical toolkits to solve the many multidisciplinary problems inherent in space development and apply those skills to terrestrial and space challenges. Space is a fascinating and unforgiving environment with vast resources that will challenge, inspire, and train to excellence the next generation of scientists, engineers, technologists and entrepreneurs in high-tech tools, problem solving, teamwork and innovation.

** Hotel Mars  – The John Bachelor Show/The Space Show – Wednesday, Apr.1.2021 – Purdue professor Dr. Haym Benaroya spoke with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about the “Russia China plan for a lunar South Pole base, future lunar settlement development, lunar mining economic value and more“.

** How satellite images are helping one country hand out cash – BBC News

Togo has found a high-tech way to identify people who need financial help in the pandemic and send them emergency cash.

They use computers to search for clues in satellite images, then distribute money through mobile phones.

** March 30, 2021 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

** March 31, 2021 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

** April 2, 2021 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast


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