Space policy roundup – June.7.2021

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 39 Viasat Motion to StaySpace Thoughts (YouTube) – Space Law & Policy Solutions/Michael Listner

Review and commentary on Viasat’s Motion to Stay pending appeal in the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and what I consider the first litigation involving space law.

** Episode 38: Update on the Artemis AccordsSpace Thoughts (YouTube) – Space Law & Policy Solutions/Michael Listner

This episode of Space Thoughts updates viewers on two new signatories to the Artemis Accords.

** Launch of the Fengyun 4B Weather Satellite, Launch Companies Tianbing & CAS Space Move Ahead – Ep 36Dongfang Hour – YouTube

Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Aero/Space News Roundup! Below are the news updates from the week of 31 May – 6 June:

1) Launch of Fengyun-4B Meteorology Satellite
2) Space Pioneer completes a full system hot test of Tianhuo-11 engine
3) CAS Space Begins R&D on the ZK-2 Medium Lift Solid-Fueled Launch Vehicle
4) More details unveiled on the Tianzhou-2 spacecraft’s cargo

** The Space Show – Sunday, June.7.2021Wayne White discussed “his final copy of The Space Pioneer Act. You can download it through the link on the blog. If you are interested in space law and policy to enable commercial space, you need to hear this program and review The Space Pioneer Act.”

** The Space Show – Friday, June.5.2021Temidayo Oniosun discussed “space in Africa and The African Space Program“.

** The Space Show – Tuesday, June.1.2021Dr. Martin Elvis discussed “his new book, Asteroids: How Love, Fear, and Greed Will Determine Our Future in Space [Amazon commission link].

** Federal Space Policy & Public Funding with U.S. Congressman Dr. Brian BabinLimitless Space Institute

** E62: Space Priorities & the US HouseAerospace Corp Space Policy (Vimeo) – Center for Space Policy & Strategy (CSPS)

** Space Café WebTalk – REGIONAL Brazil 02 – 16. March 2021spacewatch. global – News Room – YouTube

In this week’s Space Café Brazil, Aila Raquel, CEO of Alya Nanosatellites Constellation E.O., Brazil, talked about her experience in starting a space start-up in Brazil.

Aila Raquel is the CEO of Alya Nanosatellites who is committed to a global challenge for sustainable development. Incorporating Agenda2030 at Alya’s goals, She is taking bold and transformative measures to promote sustainable development in the next 09 years, promoting impacts on at least 15 of the 17 sustainable development goals.

Driven by the integration of economic growth, social justice, and environmental sustainability, Aila is developing a space company that will strengthen Brazil’s economy, providing satellite data, in-orbit sensor calibration, and ground station services to deliver solutions for various sectors and help with environmental protection.

Aila has directed her efforts to involve the participation of different nations, who have common goals and who can act in the spirit of a global partnership to improve people’s lives, now and in the future.

** Reducing Space Threats: A Resolution, Volume 2Space Court Foundation – YouTube

In response to UN Resolution 75/36, UN Member States and other key stakeholders were invited to submit their views on threats to space sustainability, what could be norms of behaviour, and how the multilateral community should move forward. Join the Space Court Foundation for a special discussion with Ambassador Aidan Liddle, one of the key figures behind this initiative, to discuss the UK submission and what might be the next steps.

Keynote speaker:

Ambassador Aidan Liddle, UK Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva

Daniel Porras, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Communications, Secure World Foundation
Victoria Samson, Washington Office Director, Secure World Foundation (Washington D.C., United States)

Eric Desautels, Director of Office of Emerging Security Challenges (AVC/ESC), US State Department
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Director of the Centre for Security, Strategy and Technology (CSST), Observer Research Foundation (New Delhi, India)
Almudena Azcárate Ortega, Space and Missile Researcher, UNIDIR

** June 4, 2021 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

** June 2, 2021 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast


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