Space policy roundup – Sept.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):

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** Episode 47: Thoughts on Coverage of Virgin Galactic AnomalySpace Thoughts (YouTube) – Space Law & Policy Solutions/Michael Listner

** Taiwanese Rocket Company Gets Go-Ahead for Launch, China Working on a Mars UAV, Geely Space UpdatesDongfang Hour – YouTube

A summary of the presentation is available at Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 30 August – 5 September 2021 – SpaceWatch.Global

** The Space Cafe Podcast #035: Elodie Viau – Getting Telecommunication Ready For Space And Beyond – SpaceWatch.Global

Episode 035 features a special guest Elodie Viau.

The European Space Agency ESA is known for spectacular landings on distant comets or the like. What is little known is that the ESA has no less exciting departments in completely different areas. Like telecommunications, for example. What exactly is ESA up to in this field and why is it probably one of the most exciting tasks of all? Elodie Viau, Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications at ESA has taken the time to answer this question in the current episode of the Space Cafe Podcast.

** Space Café WebTalk – Niklas Nienass – 29. June 2021spacewatch. global – News Room – YouTube

During this week’s Space Café, SpaceWatch.Global publisher, Torsten Kriening spoke with a Member of the European Parliament and member of the German Alliance 90/The Greens party, Niklas Niennas, about Europe’s role and response to the space race 2.0.

Elected in 2019, he is a member of the committees on regional development, culture and education, however, he also takes great interest in space, with 20 percent of his workload dedicated to space policy. He also regularly writes about the sector on his blog and has hosted webinars on space law and policy, and the current upheavals facing the sector.

This week, he and Torsten discuss how Europe can prepare for a new space world that’s both brimming with private sector players and is increasingly militarised, through the creation of an international rulebook and European space strategy. …

** How Can US Space and Defense Startups Team with Primes and Government using govmates?Cold Star Technologies – YouTube

Space and defense startups frequently have a tough time “being heard” in the field. Not only that, these small companies struggle with learning the byzantine paths to discovering and connecting with prime contractors and government organizations who could be looking for their technical help. Katie Bilek co-founded govmates in 2015 to smooth the way and assist in making teaming connections. If you’re a space or defense startup founder looking for help in developing these kinds of connections, listen in to our discussion. …

** The Space Show – Tuesday, Aug.31.2021Dr. David Brin discussed NASA’s

Artemis [program] and why our guest deeply opposes the program. Also, asteroid mining, resource minding the asteroids compared to the Moon, Tic-tac and ET matters, global society history and nefarious forces opposing the U.S. experiment and more.

** Hotel Mars – The John Batchelor Show/The Space Show – Wed. Sept.1.2021Steven Wolfe of the Beyond Earth Institute spoke with John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston about

space solar power (SSP) and their project Catching the Sun: A National Strategy for Space Solar Power (pdf). Steve explained SSP, why it is about 10X more abundant in energy than ground based solar, why it is the ultimate green fuel, and more.

** The Space Show – Friday, Sept.3.2021Roman Chiporukha talked about “High end space, earth and ocean adventures, space missions, marketing, educational outreach, educating the general public about space, STEM goals“.

** September 3, 2021 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast – Behind The Black/Robert Zimmerman

** September 1, 2021 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast – Behind The Black/Robert Zimmerman


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