Mark Williamson

Mark Williamson is an independent Space Technology Consultant, technical author and lecturer based in the UK. He is a graduate in physics and astrophysics, a Chartered Physicist, Chartered Engineer, and Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society (BIS).  Mark has more than 35 years’ experience in satellite communications engineering, technical management and space consultancy, and is an advisor to one of the world’s leading space insurance brokerages.  He has also developed a subsidiary career as a writer, predominantly on space topics, and has written more than 500 articles on space technology, as well as several dozen papers on subjects as diverse as space law, space education and space history. He has also served as the editor of three international space industry magazines.  Mark is the author of six books, including: ‘The Cambridge Dictionary of Space Technology’; a student text on ‘The Communications Satellite’; a book on the history of spacecraft technology; and ‘Space: The Fragile Frontier’, an academic text on sustainable development of the space environment (which was featured on The Space Show in November 2006).

Broadcast 2766 Mark Williamson from the UK

Guest:  Mark Williamson;  Topics:  Commercial space taking hold on the Florida space coast and at the Cape.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website,   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.

Broadcast 629 (Special Edition)

Mark Williamson was the guest for this Space Show program. Mr. Williamson began the interview by talking about his new book published by AIAA, "Space: The Fragile Frontier," why he wrote it and why he had an interest in the subject of Earth orbital debris in conjunction with planetary protection, space law, ethics and a workable balance with space development and space environmental protection.

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