Space policy roundup – Aug.2.2021

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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**  Keynote Interview: Tory Bruno, CEO, United Launch AllianceSecure World Foundation – YouTube

Keynote Speaker: Tory Bruno, CEO, United Launch Alliance (ULA)
Keynote Interviewer: Marina Koren, Staff Writer, The Atlantic

** Panel 2: Megaconstellations: The Train Has Left the Station. Now What? Secure World Foundation – YouTube

While the early radio-frequency spectrum interference issues were addressed, the regulatory system has largely failed to address the broader public interest concerns from the deployment of LEO megaconstellations. Businesses are operating in a condition of uncertain future

** iSpace’s Asymmetrical Rocket, Mystery around the Long March 9 Engine, Space Pioneer Round of FundingDongfang Hour – YouTube

Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Space News Roundup! A kind reminder that we cover a lot more stories every week in our Newsletter (

See also the program Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 26 July – 1 August 2021 – SpaceWatch.Global

** E68: Space RescueAerospace Corp Space Policy (Vimeo) – Center for Space Policy & Strategy (CSPS)

** AST SpaceMobile space-based cellular broadband network. A relatively small constellation of 200 satellites in low earth orbit would provide global cell phone connectivity. The plan is controversial, however, because the satellites will have a large cross-section and so could would become potential sources of space debris. This AST video describes the project.

** Space Café WebTalk – Law Breakfast 3 – 25. May 2021spacewatch. global – News Room – YouTube

In the latest Space Café “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland”, Steven Freeland and Torsten Kriening welcomed Jenni Tapio and Alexander Soucek, at the wonderful Café Aalto in Helsinki.

** The Space Show – Sunday, Aug.1.2021Dr. Jonathan McDowell, known best for Jonathan’s Space Report, talked about “space tourism, Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic, Elon Musk, SpaceX, Branson, Bezos, policy, human lunar landers and many other important topics and issues for space and NewSpace“.

** The Space Show – Tuesday, July.28.2021Robert Zimmerman discussed “suborbital tourism, orbital tourism, SpaceX, Branson, Bezos, Musk, policy, Artemis, the Moon, Mars, nuclear propulsion, desalinization of seawater, nuclear power, U.S. math education in the schools and much more.

** July 30, 2021 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast – Behind The Black/Robert Zimmerman

** July 28, 2021 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast – Behind The Black/Robert Zimmerman


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