Broadcast 2422 (Special Edition)

24 Feb 2015 Dr. Eligar Sadeh
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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, 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. 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. If you have questions/comments please post them on TSS blog per the above URL. You can reach Dr. Sadeh through me.

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