Episode 130: The Geo-economics of ISAM

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November 29, 2023
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Eastern Time
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About Episode 130

According to the Outer Space Treaty, authorization or certification for launch is the responsibility of each launching nation, as well as continuing supervision in space. What are the competing national and international frameworks for this?  How do standards and interoperability play into these policies specifically for in-space servicing, assembly, and manufacturing (ISAM)?  What’s the significance of both cooperation and competition while enabling the private sector?  In this show host Colleen Stover talks to Dr Brian Weeden, Director of Program Planning for Secure World Foundation and founding member of CONFERS, and Karen Jones, space economist and senior analyst at The Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Space Policy & Strategy. 

Available by video or podcast. 

This episode is part of a Center for Space Policy series on ISAM (in-space servicing, assembly, and manufacturing). The 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 geo-economics 
  • Space Access, Mobility & Logistics (SAML)