Space policy roundup – June.28.2021

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 40: Virgin Galactic Launch License and New Mexico Spaceflight Informed Consent ActSpace Thoughts (YouTube) – Space Law & Policy Solutions/Michael Listner

** Major Updates for China’s Lunar Rockets, China SatNet Signs Collaboration with Chongqing – Ep 39Dongfang Hour – YouTube

Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Aero/Space News Roundup! A kind reminder that we cover a lot more stories every week in the DFH Newsletter (
This week, we discuss:

1) Massive Design Changes for China’s Super Heavy Rocket the Long March 9 (Long Lehao Presentation at the University of Hong-Kong)

2) Assorted Updates on China SatNet

3) Satellite Industry Fund of 50B RMB to be Set Up in Shenzhen

See also Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 21 June – 27 June 2021 – SpaceWatch.Global

** The Space Show – Sunday, June.27.2021Dr. Scott Pace discussed “a wide range of space policy issues including space situational awareness, Artemis, the National Space Council directives and space in the new Biden Administration“.

** Hotel Mars – John Batchelor Show/The Space Show – Wed. June.23.2021Dr. Haym Benaroya of Purdue Univ. spoke with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingstonabout lunar habs, Venus, China and Russian lunar development and more“.

** The Space Show – Tuesday, June.22.2021Mark Whittington spoke about his new book, Why is America Going Back to the Moon [Amazon commission link] and a variety of other space policy issues and news items.

** Hotel Mars – John Batchelor Show/The Space Show – Wed. June 16.2021Dr. David Grinspoon spoke with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about “the new planned missions to Venus plus the new photos coming back of the Jupiter moon, Ganymede. The photos are being taken and sent back to Earth by the Juno mission.

** The Space Cafe Podcast #30: Yvette Hopkins, Shetland Space Center – SpaceWatch.Global

Episode 030 features a special guest Yvette Hopkins.

In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, a little north of Scotland, there is a small island that you can cross by car in just two and a half hours. In the far north, there is not much going on, lush meadows as far as the eye can see. And sheep, of course. On closer inspection, however, there is one place with a most curious combination of buildings that piqued our interest: a spaceport with its own pub. Naturally, we got curious and did a little research and uncovered a most fascinating story.

** E65 – Partnership Across the National Labs & AcademiaAerospace Corp Space Policy (Vimeo) – Center for Space Policy & Strategy (CSPS)

** Space Café WebTalk – Laura Seward Forczyk – 11. May 2021spacewatch. global – News Room – YouTube

During this week’s Space Café, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening met with space professional, author, scientist, analyst and millennial, Laura Seward Forczyk.

Laura is the founder and CEO of Astralytical, a space science, industry and policy consultancy that provides space career coaching services, big-picture market trends, startup and stealth company strategies, astronomy and planetary science mission analysis, as well as an advisory for space tourism, spaceport development and education… just to name a few.

She is also a NASA Subject Matter Expert for planetary science missions, the author of a book, Rise of the Space Age Millennials: Aspirations of a Rising Generation, and a prolific volunteer for organisations such as For All Moonkind: Science, Industry and Education Council and the Lifeboat Foundation.

This week, she and Torsten discuss the one thing we all want to know: how close are we to commercial human space travel?

** June 25, 2021 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

** June 23, 2021 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast


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