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The Space Show this week – June.15.2020

The guests and topics of discussion on The Space Show this week:

1. Monday, June 15, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT: No special programming.

2. SPECIAL TIME: Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 5 pm PDT (7 pm CDT,  8 pm EDT) : We welcome back for the first segment, Dr. Harold Sonny White regarding advanced propulsion and physics. The balance of this program will fold over to Open Lines on any topic. Dr. White is with us for a limited amount of time so if you have a question or want to talk to him, be prompt in calling.

3. Wednesday, June 17, 2020: Hotel Mars TBA pre-recorded. See upcoming show menu on the home page for program details.

4. Thursday, June 18, 2020; 7-8:30 pm PDT (9-10:30 pm CDT, 10-11:30 pm EDT):

5. Friday, June 19, 2020; 9:30-11 am PDT (11:30 am-1 pm CDT, 12:30-2 pm EDT): We welcome back Andrew Chanin of ProcureAM for commercial updates.

6. Sunday, June 21, 2020; 12-1:30 pm PDT (3-4:30 pm EDT, 2-3:30 pm CDT): No show today due to Fathers Day in the U.S.

Some recent shows:

** Sun. June.14.2020 –  Adam Hibberd discussed “orbital trajectories, intercept, rendezvous missions with fast traveling interstellar visitors”.

** Fri. June12.2020Robert Jacobson discussed his new book, “Space Is Open For Business”:

** Thurs. June.11.2020 – Dr. Namrata Goswami on space policy, China space policy and plans, the virus and China, space law, why the Moon, commercial space,  Artemis Accords and much much more.

** Weds. June.10.2020 – Hotel MarsJohn Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston spoke with William “Bruce” Banerdt, PI of the NASA InSight Mission “about the Mole instrument or heat probe that needs to drill down to about 16 feet through the Martian surface to take the “Martian temperature.” Our guest described the drilling problems, challenges and methods used to get the drilling back on track. We talked about drilling on Mars, Martian soil surprises, the actual temperature probe and much more.

** Tues. June 9, 2020Dr. Eligar Sadeh discussed the Astropolitics Institute, The Journal of Astropolitics, and various space policy related topics.

** Hotel Mars – Wed. June 3, 2020John Batchelor and David Livingston spoke with Eric Berger spoke about “Boeing problems and culture, CST 100 Starliner, Phantom Express cancellation and more”.

** See also:
* The Space Show Archives
* The Space Show Newsletter
* The Space Show Shop

The Space Show is a project of the One Giant Leap Foundation.

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Space policy roundup – June.15.2020

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

Webcasts:

** Space Café Podcast Episode 004 Featuring Roxy Guellmeister Is Now Available – SpaceWatch.Global

Episode 004 features special guest Roxy Guellmeister, Associate at Foster + Partners in London. Roxy sees our society in a state of massive change and expects numerous fundamental shifts to our familiar lives. She also sees the nascent race for space as a gigantic opportunity for many of our earthly challenges.

** Origins: Jim Bridenstine | Off-Nominal

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine joins Jake and Anthony for the first episode of Off-Nominal Origins. We talk about how he got interested in space and aviation, his time at Rice University, his years as a Navy pilot, his continuing fascination with the Rocket Racing League, and a whole lot more.

And yes, obviously, we talk about the time Jake and Anthony started a weird little sideshow at IAC 2019 with The Jim Bridenstine Fan Club.

** The Space Show – Fri. June12.2020Robert Jacobson discussed his new book, “Space Is Open For Business”:

** The Space Show – Thurs. June.11.2020 – Dr. Namrata Goswami on space policy, China space policy and plans, the virus and China, space law, why the Moon, commercial space,  Artemis Accords and much much more.

** The Space Show – Tues. June 9, 2020Dr. Eligar Sadeh discussed the Astropolitics Institute, The Journal of Astropolitics, and various space policy related topics.

** Hotel Mars – Wed. June 3, 2020John Batchelor and David Livingston spoke with Eric Berger spoke about “Boeing problems and culture, CST 100 Starliner, Phantom Express cancellation and more”.

** June 12, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

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The Space Show this week – June.8.2020

The guests and topics of discussion on The Space Show this week:

1. Monday, June 8, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT: No special programming.

2. Tuesday, June 9, 2020; 7 pm PDT (9 pm CDT, 10 pm EDT): We welcome back Dr. Eligar Sadeh, to report on a special Astropolitics Institute Workshop.

3. Wednesday, June 10, 2020: Hotel Mars TBA pre-recorded. See upcoming show menu on the home page for program details.

4. Thursday, June 11, 2020; 7-8:30 pm PDT (9-10:30 pm CDT, 10-11:30 pm EDT): We welcome back Dr. Namrata Goswami on national security space, SpaceX, China, space policy, The Space Force and more.

5. Friday, June 12, 2020; 9:30-11 am PDT (11:30 am-1 pm CDT, 12:30-2 pm EDT): We welcome back Robert Jacobson for his new book, “Space Is Open For Business: The Industry That Can Transform Humanity“.

6. Sunday, June 14, 2020; 12-1:30 pm PDT (3-4:30 pm EDT, 2-3:30 pm CDT): Welcome space research scientist Adam Hibberd from the UK. He will discuss the paper, Project Lyra: Catching1I/‘Oumuamua–Mission Opportunities After 2024 (pdf).

Some recent shows:

** Sunday – June 7, 2020 – In this Open Lines program, Dr. David Livingston led a discussion on a wide range of topics.

** Friday – June 5, 2020Jaume Sanpera, CEO of Sateliot,  discussed “5G technology, the Internet of Things, satellite communications and more”.

** Tuesday – June 2, 2020Dr. Dana Andrews discussed “his new book, Chasing The Dream, aerospace history, technology with X planes, the shuttle, aluminum versus titanium, management decision making at NASA, initial shuttle performance specs, claims and dreams plus more with Musk, SpaceX and the new commercial space industry”.

** See also:
* The Space Show Archives
* The Space Show Newsletter
* The Space Show Shop

The Space Show is a project of the One Giant Leap Foundation.

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Space policy roundup – Jun.7.2020

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

Webcasts:

** Michael Listner – Realpolitik and Space Law – Cold Star Project S02E41

Founder & Principal at Space Law & Policy Solutions Michael Listner is on the Cold Star Project. He’s also author and editor of The Precis, a space law quarterly briefing letter. Our subject of discussion is Realpolitik and space law, and I ask Michael about:

– where he finds himself most often with another interpretation, either conceptually or with the letter of the law, with other space lawyers
– what clients are seeking when they approach his firm
– what he believes is at issue regarding the White House’s April 6th Executive Order regarding space resources–Michael called it “posturing for the space resources food fight and a pushback against the [Hauge] Building Blocks”
– the standout issues of space law from his perspective, with regard to commercial operations
– whether international safeguards exist or not to avoid war, as nation states move to use space resources and occupy space locations
– who are some key people Michael follows in the space field.

Space Law & Policy Solutions website: https://www.spacelawsolutions.com/

** The Space Show – Tues. 06/02/2020Dr. Dana Andrews discussed “his new book, Chasing The Dream, aerospace history, technology with X planes, the shuttle, aluminum versus titanium, management decision making at NASA, initial shuttle performance specs, claims and dreams plus more with Musk, SpaceX and the new commercial space industry”.

** Space Café WebTalk Recap: Dr. Raji Rajagopalan On Indian Space Security And The Future Of Indian Space – SpaceWatch.Global

In this week’s Space Cafe Web Talk Dr. Raji Rajagopalan discussed how India’s approach to outer space has changed over the last decade and how it is now driven increasingly by national security concerns.

Dr. Rajagopalan also addressed a range of other significant topics, including India’s controversial ASAT test, her thoughts on space collaboration with other nations, and the growth of private space industry in India, including ISRO’s support of it.

** E18 – Slash the Trash – Incentivizing Deorbit (with Becca Reesman, Mick Gleason, and Dan Oltrogge) – CSPS (Center for Space Policy and Strategy) at The Aerospace Corp

** Webinar | Nurturing National Security Space TechnologiesSpace Force thinking about NASA-style partnerships with private companies – SpaceNews.com

SpaceNews talked with the colonel leading AFRL’s effort to keep the U.S. military “one step ahead in space” by fostering key enabling technologies.  The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicles Directorate in New Mexico is one of 23 space-related organizations set to transfer to the U.S. Space Force under plans unveiled last month.

As the Department of the Air Force’s “Center of Excellence” for space technology R&D, the Space Vehicles Directorate develops, demonstrates and transitions critical technologies for the entire gamut of military space missions, including communications; positioning, navigation and timing, missile warning, space situational awareness, and defensive space control.  Col. Eric Felt, the Air Force officer who leads the Space Vehicles Directorate and its team of 1,000 military, civilian, and on-site contractors, will talk with SpaceNews Staff Writer Sandra Erwin and Editor-in-Chief Brian Berger about the R&D investments the directorate is making to help the U.S. military maintain a technological advantage in the space domain.

** Webinar Replay | Defending the high ground (and rescuing astronauts) – SpaceNews.com

With the successful launch and docking of NASA and SpaceX’s historic Demo-2 mission, SpaceNews talks with the Space Force brass supporting this and future commercial crew missions. Maj. Gen. John Shaw and Brig. Gen. Doug Schiess join SpaceNews Staff Writer Sandra Erwin and Editor-in-Chief Brian Berger for a broad-based discussion on Space Force operations, including the U.S. military’s role in rescuing astronauts. Shaw and Schiess were joined by the 45th Operations Group’s Detachment 3 commander, Lt. Col. Michael Thompson, to talk about how the military revived and trained for the astronaut-rescue role it has performed since the Apollo era.

** June 5, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

** June 2, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

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Space policy roundup – June.2.2020

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

Webcasts:

** Episode 18 Safety vs Mitigating Risk – Michael Listner, Space Law & Policy Solutions

** The Space Show – Fri. 05/29/2020Professor Madhu Thangavelu “spoke about SpaceX, returning to the Moon, commercial space, the USC back to school opening plans due to Covid 19 and more”.

** Hotel Mars/The Space Show – Wed. 05/27/2020John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston

discussed the SpaceX Demo-2 Crewed Dragon flight planned for the ISS but which was cancelled due to weather issues. I discussed what was shown for the mission on most all TV channels as the global interest in the mission and the launch was significant. During this short one segment 10 minute discussion, you will come away with a brief but accurate description of the SpaceX production for this launch. Those of you familiar with NASA launches, compare and contrast this SpaceX launch to what you saw for Apollo and later the Shuttle

** The Space Show – Tues.05/26/2020Dr. Michael Weil talked about “radiation exposure in deep space, cancer, NASA radiation requirements, strategies and more”. (See slides (pdf) discussed during the program.)

**  Webinar Replay | Defending the high ground (and rescuing astronauts) – SpaceNews.com

With the successful launch and docking of NASA and SpaceX’s historic Demo-2 mission, SpaceNews talks with the Space Force brass supporting this and future commercial crew missions. Maj. Gen. John Shaw and Brig. Gen. Doug Schiess join SpaceNews Staff Writer Sandra Erwin and Editor-in-Chief Brian Berger for a broad-based discussion on Space Force operations, including the U.S. military’s role in rescuing astronauts.

Shaw and Schiess were joined by the 45th Operations Group’s Detachment 3 commander, Lt. Col. Michael Thompson, to talk about how the military revived and trained for the astronaut-rescue role it has performed since the Apollo era.

Astronaut rescue is a small but important part of Maj. Gen. Shaw’s duties as the head of the U.S. Space Command’s Combined Force Space Component, which plans and executes day-to-day military space operations and has tactical control of American and multinational space forces during a conflict.

Shaw, as a dual-hatted general, also leads the U.S. Space Force’s Space Operations Command, responsible for organizing, training and equipping the space forces that fly the U.S. military’s satellites, launches its rockets, stands sentinel over the orbital commons, and supports American and allied combat operations.

Shaw also addressed how the ongoing standup of the U.S. Space Force is bringing greater focus to the role space plays in all military operations and what’s at stake in defending the ultimate high ground.

** May 26, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

** May 29, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

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