Library: A Round-up of Reading

April 11, 2011 at 10:42 am | Posted in Library | Leave a comment

Reports
Defense Acquisitions: CH-53K Helicopter Program Has Addressed Early Difficulties and Adopted Strategies to Address Future Risks. GAO-11-332, April 4.

Aviation Security: TSA Is Taking Steps to Validate the Science Underlying Its Passenger Behavior Detection Program, but Efforts May Not Be Comprehensive, by Stephen M. Lord, director, homeland security and justice issues, before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. GAO-11-461T, April 6.

Eisenhower Center – Space and Verification: Part 1 – Policy Considerations

Eisenhower Center – Space and Verification: Part 2 – Technical Assesment

Documents
UNCOPUOS – Draft report of the Chair of the Working Group on the Definition and Delimitation of Outer Space (U.N. doc. A/AC.105/C.2/2011/DEF/L.1)

UNCOPUOS – Draft report of the Chair of the Working Group on the Status and Application of the Five United Nations Treaties on Outer Space (U.N. doc. A/AC.105/C.2/2011/TRE/L.1)

8693/11 ADD 1 – Commission Staff Working Document IMPACT ASSESSMENT accompanying document to the Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Towards a space strategy for the European Union that benefits its citizens

8693/11 ADD 2 – Annex 1 to the Commission Staff Working Document IMPACT ASSESSMENT accompanying document to the Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Towards a space strategy for the European Union that benefits its citizens

8693/11 ADD 3 – Annex 2 to the Commission Staff Working Document IMPACT ASSESSMENT accompanying document to the Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Towards a space strategy for the European Union that benefits its citizens

8693/11 ADD 4 – Annex 3 to the Commission Staff Working Document IMPACT ASSESSMENT accompanying document to the Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Towards a space strategy for the European Union that benefits its citizens

8693/11 ADD 5 – Annex 4 to the Commission Staff Working Document IMPACT ASSESSMENT accompanying document to the Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Towards a space strategy for the European Union that benefits its citizens

8693/11 ADD 6 – Commission Staff Working Document SUMMARY OF THE IMPACT ASSESSMENT accompanying document to the Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Towards a space strategy for the European Union that benefits its citizens

Periodicals
SatMagazine (April 2011)

Orbital Debris Quarterly News (v. 15, no. 2)

Blogs
Space Traffic Control: The Next Free Global Utility? – Songs of Space and Nuclear Warfare

Canada as a Facilitator for US-China Space Relations – SpaceRef Canada

Law and Changing Technology, and a “Natural Right to Fly” – Volokh Conspiracy

Virginia passes space revenue bill – RLV and Space Transport News

Podcast: Why do Federal Geospatial Efforts Fail? – Directions Magazine

Shuttle diplomacy – Space Politics

Planning for an Orderly Shutdown at NASA – NASA Watch

NASA mulls commercial space plan – Cosmic Log

Airline Bumping – Prawfs Blawg

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