Broadcast 1147 (Special Edition)

The Space Foundation Conference

01 May 2009 Dr. Peter M. Wegner
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Guests: Amitsur Rosenfeld; Dr. Peter Wegner. Topics: Responsive Space in Israel, Air Force Office of Responsive Space. The first interview of this program is with Amitsur Rosenfeld, Managing Director of MicroSat Israel. Amitsur has attended the past four Responsive Space Conferences and provides us with his perspective on how responsive space is progressing. In addition, he details what the Israeli space development programs do regarding responsive space, their responsive small satellites and more. Amitsur also talks about exploiting the American commercial market and he has many valuable insights to share with us. He also provides us with real life examples of how ITAR can be restrictive to American commercial enterprise. The second interview on this tape was with Dr. Peter Wegner who is in charge of the Air Force Office of Responsive Space in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dr. Wegner talks with us about responsive space, how his office sees it, how the US Congress sees responsive space and its needs, how rapid launch is being solved and what the primary goals, challenges, and objectives are and over what time period. This is an important discussion that you will not want to miss. If you have questions for Amitsur Rosenfeld, you can email him at amitsur1@netvision.net.il. If you want to send a comment or question to Dr. Wegner, please do so to me at drspace@thespaceshow.com and I will forward it to his office.

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