Articles by Joanne Wheeler

Joanne Wheeler

Space Resource Mining: US Support for Commercial Exploitation

In a robust move to encourage investment and support commercial activities for the mining of space resources by US citizens and companies, President Obama signed the Space Resource Exploration and Utilization

By | March 15, 2016

Joanne Wheeler

When is an Astronaut not an Astronaut?

Tim Peake has blasted off to the International Space Station (ISS). He will be the first British astronaut to travel to the station in 20 years, after six years of training. It is not the first time that a Briton has flown into space, but other British astronauts have either benefited from private funding or […]

By | January 5, 2016

Via Satellite magazine December 2015 cover

People Watching: Tracking and Monitoring Migration

Satellite Earth observation technologies can and will play an increasingly important role inmonitoring the movement of migrants and refugees.

By | November 17, 2015

Joanne Wheeler

Competing for Space Business – Level Playing Fields

Sonya Shaykhoun is a Sustaining Member of the New York Bar. She specializes in technology, media and

By | August 21, 2015

Joanne Wheeler

Managing the Ebola Virus – The Importance of Satellites

The death toll from the Ebola virus in West Africa has exceeded 10,000 since the first reported case in December 2013. Cases of the highly contagious disease have been confirmed in the United States, the

By | May 20, 2015

Joanne Wheeler

Spectrum above 6GHz: The Next Big Issue

Brain surgeons in Edinburgh operating on patients in New Zealand.” This is what Arthur C. Clark predicted in 1964 when he looked into the future to the year 2000. 3-D medical imaging allowing surgeons to

By | March 26, 2015

Joanne Wheeler

Potential Support from UAS Operating Under FSS Allocations

The integration of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) into civil airspace is projected to generate $89 billion in revenues over the next decade, according to the Aerospace Industries Association. This integration

By | December 17, 2014

Joanne Wheeler

Smallsats: Potential and Regulatory Challenges

In the six months to May 2014, more than 90 small satellites were launched, representing investment by 18 countries. We are seeing a huge growth in the use of and demand for SmallSats. A recent success story is the UKube 1, the U.K. Space Agency’s (UKSA) first CubeSat mission, which was launched on July,9. The UKube […]

By | October 31, 2014

Joanne Wheeler

Sentinel Spectrum: the Case for EO and Space Science Spectrum

Europe’s Investment in Earth Observation (EO) Satellites Sentinel 1A, the first of Europe’s Sentinel EO satellites, was successfully launched in April 2014. This is the first of a constellation of satellites dedicated to the European Union’s Earth observation program, Copernicus. The global monitoring data provided by the Sentinels will contribute to improving maritime security and […]

By | July 17, 2014

Joanne Wheeler

Regulatory and Policy Developments in Asia

On Jan. 6, 2014 the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the PRC (MIIT) and the People’s Government of Shanghai jointly released the “Opinions regarding Further Opening up Value-added Telecom

By , | May 14, 2014

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