Space policy roundup – June.14.2021

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):

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** iSpace to Develop “Falcon 9”-like Rocket, New Images of Mars from China’s Zhurong Rover – Ep 37Dongfang Hour – YouTube

Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Aero/Space News Roundup! Without further ado, the news update from the week of 7 – 13 June:

1) iSpace unveils details on the Hyperbola-3, which is officially validated and moved to the R&D phase
2) Emergence Dongfang Space (“Ospace”), yet another launch company
3) Additional Pictures from Tianwen-1 (orbiter shot of the lander)
4) Shenzhen Publishes Support for Satellite Manufacturing & Long March 2D Launch
5) CAS Xi’an to Launch Xiamen-1 Satellite
6) China Announces a MEO Broadband Constellation

Do remember to check out also our weekly newsletter which does a broader coverage, going over pieces of news that we don’t have time to discuss in the weekly podcast (

See also the summary at Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 7 June – 13 June 2021 – SpaceWatch.Global.

** E63: Keeping the Space Workforce StrongAerospace Corp Space Policy (Vimeo) – Center for Space Policy & Strategy (CSPS)

** The Space Show – Sunday, June.13.2021 – Open lines program covered a wide range of space news topics and policy issues.

** The Space Show – Friday, June.11.2021Dr. Akhil Rao discussed “economically controlling orbits to maximize economic potential and assure economic and industry growth“. See the show page for links to papers by Rao et al.

** The Space Show – Tuesday, June.8.2021Dr. Martin Ross talked about “the effects of climate change on the space industry, how rockets and reentry vehicles or debris impact the middle atmosphere creating dangerous “dust” plus we took a look at the current research and talked about possible mitigation strategies.”

** Hotel Mars – John Batchelor Show/The Space Show – Wednesday, June.3.2021Anatoly Zak of the RussianSpaceWeb spoke with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about Russia’s plans to go to the Moon.

** Space Logistics – Conversations for the Future –  Foundation For The Future

From the truck, to the rocket, to orbit, and beyond, we’ll tackle how we move things to space and how they get around there. What are different types of propulsion for long- and short-haul transport? How do we refuel? Is traffic getting bad up there? How do space-bound items even get to the launch pad? And no conversation about space logistics would be complete without the glory and passion of launch. Join us for two days of discussion with expert guests. ​

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE: Pre-Launch Logistics Launch Propulsion and Transport Space Traffic Management

** International Destination Station 2021ISS National Lab

International Destination Station went virtual in 2021! This exciting event showcases the International Space Station as a one-of-a-kind, state-of-the art orbiting laboratory allowing groundbreaking research not possible on Earth. This year’s event featured experts from NASA and the ISS National Lab detailing how the ISS is enabling space research and development

** June 9, 2021 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

** June 11, 2021 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast


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