Dr. Eligar Sadeh, Tuesday, 2-24-15 February 25, 2015Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: ASTROPOLITICS, commercial space, cubesats, Dept. of Commerce, Dept. of State, Dr. Eligar Sadeh, export control, human spaceflight, international space partnerships, ITAR, munitions list, public/private partnerships, robotic space missions, self-policing, space commerce
Dr. Eligar Sadeh, Tuesday, 2-24-15
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Guest: Dr. Eligar Sadeh. Topics: Export Control modifications & current affairs in space development/exploration. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, https://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 back Dr. Eligar Sadeh to update us on changes in the export control regimes for the U.S. During the first segment of our 1 hour 44 minute segment, Dr. Sadeh discussed new changes in export control, mainly for satellites. As Dr. Sadeh explained it, the new regime was moving toward self-policing by the industry with minimum government oversight. During this segment, Eligar explained this, noted the changes from the previous ITAR regime, and we talked about the self-policing nature of the new regime. I took a rather “doubting thomas” view of the self-policing aspects of the new regime, both from a government and industry perspective. Frequent listeners to this program will not be surprised by my view which by the way was rebuked by several callers to the show supporting the self-policing and minimum government oversight methodology as explained by our guest. During this segment, we also inquired about the small satellites, cubesats, and the burden falling on the companies for compliance, even smaller start-up companies. Eligar said many times that the process was in transition but the final rules have been published and now it is up to the companies to follow them. When asked about major transition issues, our guest cited liability shifting to the companies and the self compliance issues plus monitoring. As the segment was ending, Dave called in as one of the rebukes to my skeptical comments to make comparisons to similar changed that happened in the nuclear power industry in 1996.
In the second segment, Ft. Worth John (there are so many John’s calling the show I feel compelled to identify which John called) to support the new regime and to disagree with my skeptical analysis. John offered some good insights and he made some excellent comments that added to our discussion. Later in this segment, I asked Eligar for his thoughts on public private partnerships, international space partnerships, human spaceflight, robotic missions and more. Christine in Salem sent us an email asking why Congress and those making space policy fail to value space as we in the advocate and enthusiast community value it. Eligar challenged Christine with a comprehensive and very interesting reply. Eligar was then asked if the new export regime was reached in a bi-partisan way. Our guest had much to say about space being bi-partisan. He also spoke about the academic journal Astropolitics as he is the editor of the journal. Tim from Huntsville was our last caller. He inquired about collision and liability issues for small sats colliding with large satellites.
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Dr. Eligar Sadeh, Monday, 1-7-13 January 8, 2013Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: "Space Strategy in the 21st Century: Theory and policy, ASTROPOLITICS, civil space., commercial space, Department of Space, Dr. Eligar Sadeh, government space industries subsidies, GPS Technology, ITAR, launch industry. lowering launch costs, market drive space sectors, NASA, National Space Policy, Remote Sensing, space advocacy, space governance, space policy, space strategy, telecommunications
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Dr. Eligar Sadeh, Monday, 1-7-13
Guest: Dr. Eligar Sadeh. Topics: Space policy & strategy for 2013, Dr. Sadeh’s new book, and more. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, https://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 back Dr. Eligar Sadeh to discuss his new book, “Space Strategy in the 21st Century: Theory and policy,” as well as space policy and strategy for 2013 and beyond. If you purchase his book from Amazon using this special URL, Amazon will contribute to The Space Show: www.amazon.com/Space-Strategy-21st-Century-Politics/dp/0415622115/ref=onegiantlea20. Dr. Sadeh also talked about the recent SWF sponsored Panel Discussion on Space Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration as he was a participant in these discussions. Dr. Sadeh started out with a space industry overview, noting that while there are plans and policies, there are no strategies for implementing plans and policies. We talked about commercial space and our guest made a point throughout the entire discussion that after decades, not only was there little or no strategy, but that commercial space was still in need of government subsidies. At one point I pushed Eligar for when he thought the turning point might come for the commercial space sectors so don’t miss his answer. We talked about the launch industry, the issue of launch costs, and heard our guest say that only the entrepreneurial sector was completely focused on lowering costs. Other sectors valued routine and reliable scheduling plus a very high launch reliability over lowering costs. Over and over Eligar cited the telecommunications industry as the one commercial market now able to stand on its own in a market driven sector. Other issues talked about with the listeners were GPS, Remote Sensing, Value Propositions of Space, civil space, DOD & National Security space, the U.S. economy, NASA, space agency budgets, and more.
In our second segment, Doug and I pressured Dr. Sadeh to tell us what his ideal space strategy would be were he the top dog in space. With some pushing, Eligar did outline a pathway to a quality national space strategy and said what he thought that strategy should contain. He also mentioned another small segment interested in lower launch costs, Operationally Responsive Space (ORS). Later in the segment, I asked for his 2013 scenario for space and he said it would be about the same as 2012, mostly for economic reasons. Later Doug called & we talked about public/private partnerships with Doug. As we were ending, we talked about the journal ASTROPOLITICS as Eligar is the editor of it. We also briefly hit upon space governance, and making space sustainable which represented his closing comments. As promised, I will post on the blog the public/private partnership paper Eligar and I wrote several years ago. Eligar also asked that I post the Table of Contents of his new book posted on the blog so you will find that there as well.
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