Episode 129: US National Strategies for ISAM

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November 15, 2023
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Eastern Time
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About Episode 129

US leadership off-world is not guaranteed. What strategies are being employed at the national level to support in-space servicing, assembly, and manufacturing (ISAM) industry and technology?  How is civil space working with commercial and defense space sectors to develop – and test – technology? What are the commonalities between it all and how is risk managed? In this episode Greg Richardson from The Aerospace Corporation and Executive Director of COSMIC talks to Trudy Kortes, Director of Technology Demonstrations for NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate.

*COSMIC is the Consortium for Space Mobility and ISAM Capabilities, created and funded by NASA.

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This episode is part of a Center for Space Policy series on ISAM (in-space servicing, assembly, and manufacturing). This series will cover a range of foundational topics regarding the current and future development efforts for an in-space economy based on ISAM technologies and missions.  

Topics in the series include:

  • International standards-making
  • How Stuff Works
  • Extending capabilities with robotics
  • Building US national collaboration
  • International law and partnerships
  • Space Access, Mobility & Logistics (SAML)