Jeremy Straub, Joe Vacek, Friday, 10-17-14 October 18, 2014Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: drone privacy issues, Earth imaging regulations, Export Administration Regulations (EAR), FAA, FCC, government licenses, ITAR, Jeremy Straub, Joe Vacek, NOAA., regulatory due diligence., safe harbor rule, small satellite privacy issues, small satellites
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Jeremy Straub, Joe Vacek, Friday, 10-17-14
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Guests: Jeremy Straub, Joe Vacek. Topics: The impact of rules & regulations on small businesses, academics from a smallsat perspective. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See http://www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm. For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience.
We welcomed Jeremy Straub & Joe Vacek to the program to discuss the impact of rules and regulations on small businesses, startups, entrepreneurs, academics, and researchers, all from the small satellite industry perspective. Originally we were to do a one hour program but we went long for 80 minutes. in just one segment. We started our discussion on the light subject of Joe’s all weather bike riding, including the winters in Grand Forks, ND with studded bike tires. After talking about cross country and all weather bike riding, we talked about how small businesses are adversely impacted by rules and regulations which according to the Supreme Court, have the effect of legally passed laws. Our guests started off citing ITAR and remote sensing as an example. Most of the rules & regs are in support of the large satellite industry so it can be burdensome on small satellites. I asked about privacy issues which were addressed in detail during our program. Our guests said that privacy issues was the opening of Pandora’s Box. Later in the discussion, privacy came up again in the context of the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Our guests talked about the difference in federal privacy issues as compared to state issues, specifically regarding aerial surveillance. Later, more was said about ITAR issues as well as issues raised by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The issue of the need for a variety of government licenses from different agencies was discussed along with the burden this can cause for the groups we focused on in this discussion. We talked about compliance, what happens if the rules & regs are violated, even if by accident. Our guests pointed out the compliance burden on the smaller organizations as well as the legal defense costs if such a strategy is deployed by the companies. As a possible remedy, both our guests talked about establishing a safe harbor rule which they described during our discussion. In short, if a good faith effort was made to comply but something was done wrong or missed, a safe harbor rule would help the company avoid significant prosecution. Our guests strongly recommended doing due diligence on the rules & regulations prior to starting the business or a specific type of mission. They even suggested hiring a professional to do the due diligence if the company cannot do it themselves but they stressed many times during the segment that it was essential to do thorough rule & regulatory due diligence. I asked our guests for closing comments. Jeremy & Joe left us with important points to consider based on our discussion. We thanked the listeners for emailing in questions and comments.
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Space Show-Secure World Foundation Webinar, Monday, 9-22-14 September 22, 2014Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: Asia Development Bank, climate change, cubesats, draught, drones, Earth disaster mitigation, earthquakes, Ebola, geo spatial communities, ground based systems, Group on Earth Observations (GEO), International Charter, Laura Delgado Lopez, NOAA., satellite data & technology., Search & Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking (SARSAT), Secure World Foundation, space awareness, space-based Earth observation, water damage disasters, weather issues, Yana Gevorgyan, Yusuke Muraki
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Space Show-Secure World Foundation Webinar, Monday, 9-22-14
Laura Delgado López, Project Manager, Secure World Foundation; Yana Gevorgyan, Senior International Relations Expert, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Yusuke Muraki, Space Technology Specialist, Asian Development Bank
https://vimeo.com/107098124 – Webinar Video
Guests: Laura Delgado Lopez, Yana Gevorgyan, Yusuke Muraki. Topics: Using space and satellite resources to mitigate Earth disasters. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm. For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience. You can view the webinar at https://vimeo.com/107098124. Note that several guests used cell phones so you will hear audio issues from time to time. Please note that guest and panel member Yusuke Muraki posted a Power Point presentation on this topic which can be found at the end of The Space Show blog archive summary (http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com).
We welcomed Laura Delgado Lopez, Yana Gevorgyan, & Yusuke Muraki to the program to discuss the use of space resources and satellites for mitigating Earth-based disasters. During the first segment of our 1 hour 58 minute webinar, Laura Delgado Lopez introduced us to the discussion topic. Laura talked about the benefits & value all people receive from the use of satellite tools in aiding disaster management. She explained how space tools were used in decision making & how there are more and more new applications coming to market all the time. Yana Gevorgyan explained the role of NOAA as a government science agency & she talked about extreme weather events. As a science agency, she also spoke to the science & technology benefits along with the increasing use of international data sharing . Yusuke Muraki spoke to the role of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in regional economic development, regional disaster management, all being assisted by satellite technology. They focused on decision management as their programs work to alleviate poverty in the area, track rainfall data & more. He cited several recent Asian weather and storm events as examples of their role & data sharing among agencies and governments. I asked our guests about the current & future role of cubesats in this field. Laura spoke to the reliability of cubesats & the limited amount of data they could send back. She said cubesats were evolving & would one day be more valuable in this area. Yusuke said cubesats were not yet fully ready for a role in this field but that as they become more powerful they will play an increasingly important role over time. A listener asked about the use of drones. Yusuke said they were not very good for covering large areas. Listeners asked our panel about forecasting and even prevention rather than using these tools for after the event assistance. Yana suggested that since each disaster is unique, even extreme weather events, lots of data sharing and international cooperation takes place. She listed several types of disasters that are better understood than others. Slow onset disasters such as draughts are not as well understood as the extreme weather event or those that unfold very fast. Another listener emailed in about space assets being used for he Ebola outbreak. Lots was also said about the role of the U.S. leadership in global disaster management. Other topics in this segment included disaster policy, federal data management, and accessing data by the public. As the segment was closing, I asked our guests if the space tools were applicable/useful for individuals impacted by disasters. As you will hear, the space/satellite tools are not that useful for individuals at this time but more work needs to be done & is being done in this area. I also inquired about the space IQ of the public and if it was important for people to know that space assets were being used to help them in a disaster.
In the second segment, we talked about search and rescue (SARSAT). Our guests said that since 1982 about 35,000 people had been rescued in the U.S. alone. Several listeners and I asked about the data, where did it come from, what type of data was it, was there a central clearing house, etc. Later, I asked what the worst type of disaster there was for management. Yusuke said the worst disasters dealt with water related activities. Due to comments about earthquakes, tornados, floods, even tsunamis, we learned that people get used to the warnings and even try to go to locations to see the disasters unfold. This has proved to be very risky, even the getting used to the warnings is risky on the part of people. Harold emailed in asking if space tools can stop a disaster from happening. We also talked about lessons learned and if the lessons were being applied to better handle future disaster events. Another set of listener inquiries addressed the question of the cost of data and if in a disaster situation, do organizations and governments buy the data or get it for free. The answer was mixed as you will hear. Later, listeners asked each guest about the biggest challenges in the field for using space assets for disaster management here on Earth. Each of our guests offered summary and closing comments, both as to the work done by their respective organizations as well as from the general perspective of available space tools and how they are being used and will likely be used in the future.
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Brian Shiro, Monday, 6-3-13 June 4, 2013Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: A4H associate membership, A4H operations specialist, astronaut training, Astronauts for Hire (A4H), Bigelow Aerospace, Brian Shiro, citizen science projects, civilian space, finger monkey experimental research., IRB issues, ITAR, military space, NASA, Next Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference, NOAA weather satellites, NOAA., orbital spaceflight, space mission prep, space tourism, suborbital spacecraft
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Brian Shiro, Monday, 6-3-13
Guest: Brian Shiro. Topics: Astronauts 4 Hire, NOAA, & Next Gen Suborbital Researchers Conference. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information.
We welcomed Brian Shiro back to the program for Astronauts 4 Hire (A4H) updates, NOAA information, plus information regarding the Next Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC) underway in Broomfield, Colorado. During the first segment of our one hour 27 minute program, Brian introduced us to the A4H organization, its basic categories of membership, and the demographics of its members which can also be found at www.astronauts4hire.org/p/the-a4h.html. For more information and contact information regarding A4H, make sure you visit their main website page, www.astronauts4hire.org. We spent lots of time with Brian discussing flight parameters, astronaut training, and mission operations. Listeners asked Brian lots of questions via email, including about A4H being prepared for orbital flight, not just suborbital flight. We talked about the international participation, possible ITAR issues and considerations, then wondered if the high level of academic and professional level of membership deters membership or participation from those without the advanced degrees. We learned that A4H makes use of three different training centers from flight training all the way to survival training. A listener wanted to know about specific mission training or prep prior to an A4H person managing an actual flight experiment. A medical school student wanted to know if experiments were supervised, reviewed, and controlled or would people wanting to fly an experiment just pay their money and go. This proved to be an interesting discussion.
In our second segment, we talked about space tourism, more about the NSRC 2013 Conference, then I asked Brian about the role of space assets in the NOAA Tsunami Warning Center work. Brian had much to say about the role of space resources so don’t miss this discussion. We talked about the methods for predicting tsunami warnings using not only space resources but ocean devices. We also talked about how an earthquake might deform a part of the ocean bottom and how that leads to a tsunami. Later, Jane emailed in a question about the NOAA space program and we learned it’s the third largest space program in the U.S., but bigger than most other national space programs. Near the end of the program we talked about possible A4H & NASA missions as well as A4H operational missions such as manning a Bigelow space station. Doug called in to inquire about an experimental suborbital research program using a live subject-a finger monkey. Brian was happy to help out with such an experiment. This is a very interesting idea, see what you think of it.
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Suborbital Conference Interviews, Friday, 3-2-12 March 2, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: : Dr. Angie Bukley, Astronauts4Hire, Brian Shiro, Chuck Lauer, Dr. Sean Casey, International Space University, NOAA., Rocketplane Global, SOFIA, space tourism, suborbital research
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Suborbital Conference Interviews, Friday, 3-2-12
Guests: Dr. Angie Bukley; Brian Shiro; Chuck Lauer; Dr. Sean Casey. Topics: International Space University (ISU), Astronauts4Hire, suborbital flight, Rocketplane, research projects, SOFIA. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. This program consists of five taped interviews conducted at the Next Generation Suborbital Conference held in Palo Alto, CA from Feb. 27-29, 2012. Each interview is about 30 minutes in length. There is approximately 10-15 seconds of dead air between interviews. The first interview is with Dr. Angie Bukley who is the Dean at the International Space University (ISU). Dr. Bukley discusses ISU, the upcoming summer session at Melbourne, Florida, and much more. The second interview is with Brian Shiro who is the President of Astronauts4Hire and a former student at both the UND SpSt program and ISU. Brian currently is with NOAA in Hawaii. We talk about Astronauts4Hire, suborbital flights and research and more. The third interview which took place on Wednesday was with Chuck Lauer. Chuck announced that Rocketplane was back! He went over the basics of their plans, the flight experience, spaceship plans, and more. Chuck was followed by our discussion with Elizabeth (Liz) Kennick who is the new Project Leader for Teachers in Space with The Space Frontier Foundation. Liz explains the program from top to bottom and the programs in place to do effective outreach to both teachers and students. Our final interview was with Dr. Sean Casey. He updated us on the NASA SOFIA Program and talked about his own suborbital research project plans. He also provided us with some comparisons of a sounding rocket versus the new generation of suborbital vehicles in terms of G-force, the quality of the ride, protecting instruments or being able to use off the shelf instruments and more. Please post your comments regarding any of these interviews on The Space Show blog URL above. If you want to email any of our guests, send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward it to the person of your choice.