Space policy roundup – Oct.3.2021

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 48 – Political Criticism of Non-Governmental SpaceSpace Thoughts (YouTube) – Space Law & Policy Solutions/Michael Listner

The article referenced in Space News can be accessed here:…

** Episode 49 What’s Hot 3rd Quarter 2021Space Thoughts (YouTube) – Space Law & Policy Solutions/Michael Listner

** The Space Cafe Podcast #037: Andrew Jones on China’s Space endeavours – SpaceWatch.Global

** A Peek into China’s Future Space Projects at the Zhuhai Airshow, The KZ-1A Rocket Returns to FlightDongfang Hour – YouTube

Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Space News Roundup! A kind reminder that we cover many more stories every week in our Newsletter ( This week, we discuss:
00:00 Introduction
01:04 4 Future Space Projects at Zhuhai
08:59 Major Launch Contracts
18:29 Spacecraft and Models Shown in the Exhibition
The Kuaizhou-1A Rocket Returns to Flight after a year-long absence

See a program summary: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 27 September – 3 October 2021 – SpaceWatch.Global.

** Space Café WebTalk – MORIBA’s VOX POPULI Edition 6 – 12. August 2021spacewatch. global – News Room – YouTube

In this session of Space Cafè “Moriba’s Vox Populi 06” Dr. Moriba Jah talked about Environmental Protection, Climate Change, and their Correlation Pleiades with Orbital Space with

Prof. Joellen Russell, University Distinguished Professor of Biogeochemical Dynamics, and Thomas R. Brown Distinguished Chair of Integrative Science at the University of Arizona,
Dr. Danielle Wood, Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Sciences and Assistant Professor (Joint) of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Dr. Imogen Napper, Expedition Scientist at National Geographic,
Dr. Michael Webber, Josey Centennial Professor in Energy Resources at the University of Texas at Austin.

Moriba’s Vox Populi is a disruptor in the current growing ocean of webcasts!  In the discussing they try to address …

**  How India Developed World Class Rockets From Humble Beginnings. – Scott Manley

** Major Starbase Update: FAA’s Environmental Assessment Explained | SpaceX Boca Chica – NASASpaceflight – YouTube

A deep dive into the recently released draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for public comment, detailing SpaceX’s future plans for Starbase and its environmental impacts to Boca Chica, and the surrounding area. Once approved, SpaceX can begin launching full stack Starships to orbit. If you’d like to submit your thoughts on the Assessment, comments may be submitted by email to The full EA draft can be found here:…

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

** September 29, 2021 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast – Behind The Black/Robert Zimmerman


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