Library: A Round-up of Reading

August 29, 2011 at 11:55 am | Posted in Library | Leave a comment

Books
ESPI, Yearbook on Space Policy 2009/2010: Space for Society (Springer 2011).

Blogs
NASA Scientific Integrity Response Under Fire – NASA Watch

Being A Little More Open About Advisory Committees – NASA Watch

Being A Little More Open About Conflict of Interest Waivers – NASA Watch

1957: Space Law – As They Saw It

The Spatial Law and Policy Update (August 23, 2011) – Spatial Law and Policy

When A Helicopter Hits An Offshore Oil Platform And Then Crashes Into The Ocean – Aviation Law Monitor

NRO Has “Most Aggressive” Launch Record in 25 Years – Secrecy News

Virginia spaceport gains improvement grant – Spaceports

Spaceport America FAA grant to improve vertical launch facilities – RLV and Space Transport News

Flying While Black and Reading Antique Aviation Books lands folk musician in Security Theater Hell – Boing Boing

Dish Network Gives LightSquared Yet Another Headache – NSGIC

Library: A Round-up of Reading

August 22, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Posted in Library | Leave a comment

Blogs
Spatial Law and Policy Update (August 15, 2011) – Spatial Law and Policy

SpaceX Cleared for Launch Nov. 30, 2011 – Spaceports

My message to FAA employees: We hear you, and we’ve got your backs – Fast Lane

And Now For Something Different… (at least from LightSquared) – NSGIC

LightSquared Charges That GPS Receiver Manufacturers “Ignore” DoD Standards – NSGIC

TSA 10 Years After 9/11 – TSA Blog

Professor Joanne Gabrynowicz, Friday, 8-19-11 – The Space Show Blog

Regulatory Capture In The Wild – Songs of Space & Nuclear Warfare

This Is Probably a Job for Chris Borgen, Space Lawyer – Opinio Juris

Warrick on the CIA’s War: The 2008 Shift from Drone-Strikes-by-Permission to Drone-Strikes-with-Notification – Lawfare

Library: A Round-up of Reading

August 15, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Posted in Library | Leave a comment

Article
Michael Listner, An update on the proposed European Code of Conduct, The Space Review

Reports
WORKSHOP ‘Space technologies in support of European policies – transport, environment and agriculture’ Brussels, 13 July 2011

Blogs
Geolocation and Privacy: Are We Going the Right Way? – Spatial Law and Policy Blog

Where Are the Aliens? Is Their Problem Legal? – Prawfs Blawg

NASA OIG Critical Of Paying For Employee Education – NASA Watch

LightSquared Update 8/10/11 – NSGIC

FCC: No timetable for LightSquared review – NSGIC

Civilian Deaths from Drone Strikes – Lawfare

LightSquared hits out at GPS equipment makers – GoeConnexion

Congratulations to Prof. Glenn Reynolds (InstaPundit) on His 10th Blog Anniversary! – Volokh Conspiracy

Airline’s Liability for Injuries Caused by Falling Baggage – Aviation Law Monitor

Library: A Round-up of Reading

August 8, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Posted in Library | Leave a comment

Articles
G. S. Sachdeva, “Commercial Order of Outer Space: Quest for Ethical Values,” 51 Indian Journal of International Law __ (2011)

Reports
Christophe Venet, Laurence NARDON – The use of space for maritime security in Europe (IFRI)

Videos
David Welch: Space Law

Blogs
Congressional Inaction Halts Aviation Projects Across US – White House Blog

As Congress continues to ignore the FAA, more critical work stops, more workers are sent home – Fast Lane

Briefly: optimism, pessimism, and export control – Space Politics

July 28, 2011 LightSquared Updates – NSGIC

Russia Has Decided To Throw the ISS Away in 2020 (Update) – NASA Watch

Utah Trial Court Rejects “Negligent Directions” Claim Against Google – Volokh Conspiracy

The Kansas airspace awareness tool – Google Earth Blog

Blinded: The Decline of U.S. Earth Monitoring Capabilities and Its Consequences for National Security – Got GEOINT?

Proposed Legislation Would Grant Noise Relief from Helicopter Overflights – Aviation and Airport Development Law Blog

Don’t jet out of town, leaving the FAA grounded – The Fast Lane

President Obama: FAA Shutdown a “Washington-Inflicted Wound on America” – The White House Blog

Congress takes its vacation; 74,000 workers, off the job in FAA impasse, take their lumps – The Fast Lane

Federal Court Requires Additional Public Explanations for TSA’s Advanced Imaging Technology – Security Debrief

Obama Decries “Lose, Lose, Lose” Situation at FAA Because of Congress – Space Policy Online

Government Contractor Defense Protects Helicopter Manufacturer – Aviation Law Monitor

Will Drones Save Privacy Law? – Concurring Opinions

When Does South Sudan Get To Become a Country in the Eyes of Google Maps? – UN Dispatch

How That FAA Bill Got Passed – Space Policy Online

Library: A Round-up of Reading

July 25, 2011 at 11:44 am | Posted in Library | Leave a comment

Articles
Simon Lester, The WTO EC – Aircraft Panel and Appellate Body Reports on Subsidies to Airbus, ASIL Insights

Joseph S. Imburgia, Space Debris and Its Threat to National Security: A Proposal for a Binding International Agreement to Clean Up the Junk, 44 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 589 (2011).

W&M Law students study “space law”, The Virginia Gazette

Kevin Abourezk, NU space law program to benefit from space shuttle’s demise, Lincoln Journal Star

Reports
Aviation Security: TSA Has Taken Actions to Improve Security, but Additional Efforts Remain, by Stephen M. Lord, director, homeland security and justice issues, before the Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense, and Foreign Operations, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. GAO-11-807T, July 13.

Space Research: Content and Coordination of Space Science and Technology Strategy Need to Be More Robust. GAO-11-722, July 19.

Space and Missile Defense Acquisitions: Periodic Assessment Needed to Correct Parts Quality Problems in Major Programs. GAO-11-404, June 24

Blogs
Send Lawyers, Drones, and Money – Songs of Space & Nuclear Warfare

TSA Announces Privacy Overhaul of Nude Airport Scanners – Threat Level

LAX/American Airlines Commuter Facility Project Avoids Environmental Review – Aviation & Airport Development Law Blog

LightSquared Continues to Be Scrutinized – Space Policy Online

Key airport projects across the country in jeopardy unless Congress passes an FAA bill – Fast Lane

Updated SpacePolicyOnline.com Legislative Checklist Available – Space Policy Online

Library: A Round-up of Reading

July 18, 2011 at 11:36 am | Posted in Library | Leave a comment

Articles
Joe Palca, A New Frontier In Space Travel: The Law, NPR

Shuttle’s end opens new era, new legal issues in spaceflight, Space Daily

Reports
Aviation Security: TSA Has Enhanced Its Explosives Detection Requirements for Checked Baggage, but Additional Screening Actions Are Needed. GAO-11-740, July 11.

Blogs
Grand jury focuses on convicted felon in airport deal – Leeham News and Comment

Dwarf Planets and the Law – PrawfsBlawg

House Interior Dept Appropriators like Landsat, But Not at the Expense of Other USGS Priorities – Space Policy Online

Details about the House’s proposed NASA budget – Space Politics

What am I allowed to do with Google Earth? – Google Earth Blog

JPSS Would Be Cut Again in CJS Bill – Space Policy Online

BBC Focus: “Who Owns Space?” – Virgiliu Pop

President Obama Announces “Capture the Flag” in Space – NASA Watch

Satellite corroborates accounts of a massacre in Sudan (now also in Google Earth) – Ogle Earth

Meet the ‘Keyzer Soze’ of Global Phone-Tracking – Danger Room

Court OKs Airport Body Scanners, Rejects Constitutional Challenge – Threat Level

UNITAR/UNOSAT team up with Google Map Maker to boost impact of community mapping for disaster relief and humanitarian aid – Google Lat/Long

DC Circuit Holds that New Airport Screening Security Measures Comply With the Fourth Amendment – Volokh Conspiracy

D.C. Circuit on the New “Advanced Imaging Technology” Airport Searches – Volokh Conspiracy

June 6-7, Jakarta, Indonesia – IISL/ISIL space law conference – Virgiliu Pop

Podcasts
Dr. George Nield, Sunday, 7-17-11 – The Space Show

Library: A Round-up of Reading

July 12, 2011 at 8:18 am | Posted in Library | Leave a comment

Articles
NPR – The Last Shuttle Launch And The Future Of Space Exploration

Kuwait Airways Corp. v. Republic of Iraq (Can.), with introductory note by Chimène I. Keitner, 50 International Legal Materials 160 (2011)

Books
Toward a Theory of Space Power (NDU 2011)

Reports
CRS – The Arecibo Ionospheric Observatory, June 16, 2011

ESPI Report 36: “Economic and Policy Aspects of Space Regulations in Europe. Part 2: Space Related Regulations – On Track for Space Technologies and Space Based Services”

CRS – Iran Sanctions

NextGen Air Transportation System: Mechanisms for Collaboration and Technology Transfer Could Be Enhanced to More Fully Leverage Partner Agency and Industry Resources. GAO-11-604, June 30.

Blogs
Americans want to be leaders in space exploration. But what does that mean? – Space Politics

At 75, America’s air traffic control system keeps getting better – The Fast Lane

Satellite shows military convoy near disputed Sudanese region – FP Passport

House appropriators swing the budget axe – Space Politics

Initial reactions to the House NASA budget proposal – Space Politics

Obama: “pushing NASA to revamp its vision” – Space Politics

President Obama discusses space policy – RLV and Space Transport News

Title 51 – Law Library Blog

Members of Congress on the end of the Space Shuttle – Space Politics

Goodbye, space shuttle – DoD Buzz

ITAR, AMSAT, and public domain limits – RLV and Space Transport News

President’s statement on the launch of Atlantis – Space Politics

Interesting Comments from China’s First Astronaut – All Things Nuclear

FCC Action Threatens GPS Satellite Services – Spectrum Matters

Appropriations Update – Space Policy Online

Library: A Round-up of Reading

July 5, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Posted in Library | Leave a comment

Reports
ESPI Perspectives 48: “Reconsidering the Military Axis of the Chinese Space Programme”

Blog
Absolute security as the minimum adequate security – Homeland Security Watch

Commercial Space Activities – Space Policy Online

NASA complying with Senate request for documents – Space Politics

Fifty Years of Space Nuclear Power – Secrecy News

Happy Birthday, National Space Policy! – Songs of Space & Nuclear Warfare

GPS Interference Concerns Spark Congressional Action on LightSquared – Space Policy Online

Texas legislature passes TSA anti-groping law – Jurist paper Chase

NASA Has Not Delivered All Of The Documents Requested by Congress – NASA Watch

TSA Will Work With Passengers To Resolve Security Concerns In The Most Respectful Way Possible – The TSA Blog

Please Explain This, TSA – Security Debrief

F.M. LaGuardia and Lawyers In the Way – Concurring Opinions

States step up roles in space launch capability – Spaceports

OIG Report on Commercial Crew Transportation Services – NASA Watch

Briefly: Budget turmoil, 2012 lobbying – Space Politics

Space Acquisition Needs Improvements – Space policy Online

Library: A Round-up of Reading

June 20, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Posted in Library | Leave a comment

Blogs
AEA Attacks ETS – Aviation Law Prof Blog

Opposition to EU ETS Continues – Aviation Law Prof Blog

Helicopter Crash Lawyers Bribe Judge, Settle Case, Get Sued – Aviation Law Monitor

Rasad-1: Iran Launches Its Second Satellite – All Things Nuclear

Iran Claims Launch of Second Homebrew Satellite – Danger Room

Look Out Above! Russia May Target U.S. Sats With Laser Jet – Danger Room

When Secret Sats Spy on Us, Monsieur Legault Spies Back – Danger Room

Blind Eye In The Sky: Weather Satellites Lose Funding – Geospatial Science and Technology Policy

Gingrich and Pawlenty debate space policy in New Hampshire – Space Politics

SASC Finshes Work on DOD Authorization Bill – Space Policy Online

Impact of the Obama Space Policy One Year On — Experts Say It’s All in the Implementation – Space Policy Online

Earth Observation Data Continuity and New Approach to Climate Change Debate Needed – Space Policy Online

Republican Lawmakers Criticize NASA’s Lack of Compliance with Law – Space Policy Online

Drones and Targeting – Opinio Juris

Injured Pedestrian Can’t Sue Google for Providing Faulty Map Information — Rosenberg v. Harwood – Technology and Marketing Law Blog

Google JV applies for online mapping license in China – Ogle Earth

“Space Partnering” Means More U.S. Funded Space Work For Europe? – Songs of Space and Nuclear Warfare

Library: A Round-up of Reading

June 13, 2011 at 11:00 am | Posted in Library | Leave a comment

Articles
Bruce Joffe, Orange County Winning the Right to Sell GIS Database, Directions Magazine

Michael N. Schmitt, Wings over Libya: The No-Fly Zone in Legal Perspective, Yale Journal of International Law Online

Anna Konert, Air Carrier Liability under Polish Air Law, 50 Indian Journal of International Law (2011)

Documents
A/AC.105/L.281 – Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Fifty-fourth session Vienna, 1-10 June 2011 – Draft report

A/AC.105/L.281/Add.2 – Annex I – Commemorative segment of the fifty-fourth session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of human space flight and the fiftieth anniversary of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, held on 1 June 2011

A/AC.105/L.281/Add.4 – Annex II – Terms of reference and methods of work of the Working Group on the Long-term Sustainability of Outer Space Activities of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee

A/AC.105/2011/INF/1 – Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Fifty-fourth Session Vienna, 1-10 June 2011 – LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

Blogs
Did NASA Meet Its Congressional Data Delivery Deadline? (Update: Not completely) – NASA Watch

Administration Internal Divisions Over Drone Strikes in Pakistan? – Opinio Juris

Helicopter Rules Differ from Airplane Rules – Aviation Law Monitor

House Committee Report Disputes TSA Findings On Private Airport Screening – Security Debrief

No Change for Space as Federal Government Releases Budget – SpaceRef Canada

Unsound Criticism of the Legality of Drone Strikes at Foreign Policy – Lawfare

A “pretty bleak picture” for a weather satellite program – Space Politics

Whither Chinese Google Maps? Joint venture or bust, says China – Ogle Earth

States Back Boeing Against NLRB – Volokh Conspiracy

Canada’s Long Term Space Plan: Budget Cuts Ahead – NASA Watch

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