Dordain on ISS Transportation Policy

June 21, 2011 at 11:13 am | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

Source – The Telegraph:

European space chief: International Space Station in ‘chaos’
By Nick Collins
12:35PM BST 21 Jun 2011

Jean-Jacques Dordain, director general of the ESA, claimed that while the space station itself has been a “splendid success”, it was being severely hampered by the chaotic approach to project planning.

A lack of discussion between national space authorities means that, from July, Russia will be the only country with a system that can carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS) due to the phase-out of the US space shuttle.

Speaking at the Paris Air Show on Monday, Mr Dordain said: “”We are not in a very comfortable situation, and that’s just a euphemism.

“The biggest lesson from the international space station programme is entirely the lack of a joint transportation policy. . . . [Full Story]

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