Space Policy update

 

Changes in Space policies has created a whisper in the whole space industry. The initiatives by the administration are closely monitored by everyone who commercially thinks of space. Jim Bridenstine on June 12, while addressing Space Transport Association stated that there is a need of an increase in commercial space activities.  In response to the two space policies signed by president Donald Trump, he quoted that “I think a lot of people might believe that it’s this massive transformational change. In some ways it is, and in other ways, it’s not.”

The first point in the policy is that NASA should return humans to the moon, which would serve as the stepping stone for the final journey to Mars. SPD1 – Space Policy Directive 1- is about developing the lunar orbital platform gateway so that payloads can be sent using lunar landers to the moon. The mission has been named Exploration Campaign. 

President Obama in 2010 agreed to this return to moon campaign considering it a sustainable model for commercialising