Space Safety and Sustainability Project Group
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Project Group Overview
Space safety refers to the safeguard of valuable space facilities and people on the ground and in orbit as well as the security of the ground and space environments themselves. Space activities have created an orbital debris environment that poses increasing collision risks to existing space systems, including human spaceflight and robotic missions. Even small, untrackable particles can cause considerable destruction to spacecraft or their subsystems. The proliferation of space debris and the increased possibilities of collision and interference raise concerns about the long-term sustainability of space activities, particularly in the Low Earth Orbit and Geostationary Earth Orbit environments. It is vital that we act now to keep space clean, safe and useable for future generations.
Aims and Objectives
- To encourage active participation among students and young professionals in space safety and sustainability related debates and activities.
- To create an international space forum to showcase the perspectives of the next generation of space leaders on the safety and long-term sustainability of outer space activities.
- To afford current industry stakeholders access to a pool of young space enthusiasts interested in space safety and sustainability related issues.