The Space Policy Show

Ep.129: US National Strategies for ISAM

November 15, 2023 The Aerospace Corporation Episode 129
The Space Policy Show
Ep.129: US National Strategies for ISAM
Show Notes

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.

Available by video or podcast.

This episode is part of a Center for Space Policy series on ISAM (in-space servicing, assembly, and manufacturing). This series covers 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)

The Space Policy Show is produced by The Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy. It is a virtual series covering a broad set of topics that span across the space enterprise. CSPS brings together experts from within Aerospace, the government, academia, business, nonprofits, and the national labs. The show and their podcasts are an opportunity to learn about and to stay engaged with the larger space policy community.
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