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Space Café Radio – PSSI’s Space Security Series ep. 5 – with Kevin O’Connell

Photo of Kevin O’Connell during the 6th PSSI Space Security Conference; Credit: PSSI/Ondrej Besperat.

Episode 5 –  Regulations vs. wishful thinking: how to craft data-based regulations to protect Space assets?

The Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI), has the pleasure to present Space Cafè Radio – PSSI Space Security Mini-Series, a radio series focused on allied preparedness to face the rapidly changing space domain. PSSI is a non-profit non-governmental public policy organisation founded in 2002 and based in Prague. In space, PSSI emphasizes emerging threats and available policy solutions.

All the interviews in the PSSI Space Security Mini-Series were conducted during the 6th PSSI Space Security Conference, held in Prague, at the Czernin Palace, the headquarters of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from the 19th to the 21st of June 2022. The conference is part of the PSSI’s well-established series of high-level trilateral space security conferences, where for trilateral we mean Europe, the US, and Japan. The conference series, launched in 2011, is designed to advance decision-making within the security domain among allies. They represent one of the highest levels of an unclassified gatherings of military allies, national security experts, and senior industry representatives.

In this fourth episode SpaceWatch.Global CEO and Publisher, Torsten Kriening talked with Kevin O’Connell, former Director of the Office of Space Commerce at the US Department of Commerce and Founder and CEO of Space Economy Rising LLC. They spoke about Regulations vs. wishful thinking: how to craft data-based regulations to protect Space assets?

Listen also to the other episodes in the mini-series:

Space Café Radio brings you talks, interviews and reports from the team of SpaceWatchers while out on the road. Each episode has a specific topic, unique content and a personal touch. Enjoy the show and let us know your thoughts at [email protected]!

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