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Beyond Mitigation: Progress and Challenges of Orbital Debris Remediation

Merely halting new debris is insufficient to curb orbital pollution — we must not only prevent new debris but also actively remove existing threats through debris remediation.

2024-06-21T15:50:47+02:00June 21st, 2024|Tags: , , |

Insights from Our Transformative Workshop: Reimagining Masculinities

Reimagining Masculinities: A Journey Towards Gender EqualityA Gathering of Global Perspectives On the 30th of March, a group of 7 male members of the Diversity and Gender Equality Project Group  (DGE PG) of SGAC and from all over the world met together online to participate in a workshop about Reimagining Masculinities. 

Effective Space Debris Mitigation Norms: A Review of the UN Guidelines

A group of researchers present a deep dive into the UN Space Debris Mitigation Guidelines and provide recommendations to make debris mitigation more effective.

2024-05-24T16:48:46+02:00May 24th, 2024|Tags: , , |

A Set of Best Practices for Developing Space Legislation in Africa

An overview of best practices that can serve as a model for developing relevant legislation in African countries increasing their commercial activities in space.

2024-02-13T16:33:45+01:00February 13th, 2024|Tags: , , , |

A cosmic collaboration for gender equality: ESA supported the Our Giant Leap Hackathon 2023!

End of 2023, from October 28-29th, the #OurGiantLeapHackathon2023 took place in Montréal Canada (hybrid mode). Learn how the European Space Agency supported the Diversity and Gender Equality Project Group in this important event, from sponsoring 2 Young ESA teams to participate in the competition to involving ESA experts for mentoring sessions during and after the hackathon. The DGE PG looks forward to collaborating with ESA on more D&I activities in 2024!

2024-01-08T15:31:38+01:00January 5th, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3 Mission Success: Women Shattering the Glass Ceiling

The Chandrayaan 3 mission made it possible for India to become the first nation to land a spacecraft on the south pole of the moon on August 23 2023, making that day historic. Discover the reaction of our Indian #Giants to this extraordinary mission, with a special tribute to the incredible women behind it.

2023-11-08T22:32:32+01:00November 8th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

Training like a parastronaut – a look into a unique first diving experience

Recently, our #DIVINAS member Tomas Ducai experienced his first underwater dive with a great instructor from Slovakia - Slovakia's one and only aquanaut Miroslav Rozložník! Paraplegic since birth, Tomas describes his feelings in this amazing parastronaut-like experience while he still prepares his selection for the next analog mission in the analog space habitat LunAres.

2023-08-26T01:43:28+02:00August 22nd, 2023|Tags: , , , |

Space Tourism: A Closer Look on Safety Sustainability

Looking at a rocket launch, it is difficult not to be amazed by the scene of a huge machine shooting straight up into the sky, creating enormous smoke clouds around it. The astronauts on the rocket have trained for years for this moment and have a hectic few months of important scientific work awaiting them. However, with the rise of space tourism, some things have changed. These new space travelers do not receive much training and go to space mostly for their entertainment. While it is impressive that within a few decades, space flight has become so much more accessible, it also raises the question of whether we are prepared for a large space tourism economy, especially from a safety and sustainability standpoint.

2023-08-16T19:09:28+02:00August 16th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

Interview with Nia Van Woggelum

In the middle of May, I had the pleasure of interviewing Nia van Woggelum for the first edition of our new interview series ‘Women in Space for Safety and Sustainability’. Nia has over twelve years of experience producing composite products and is currently working as the Manager of Operations at GTM Advanced Structures. We spoke about her career journey, aspects of safety and sustainability that she encounters in her work, as well as her experiences as a woman of color in her field.

Report on the Implementation of the United Nations Long-Term Sustainability Guidelines (2020-2022)

Executive Summary In September 2020, the Space Generation Advisory Council’s Space Law and Policy Project Group established the Space Sustainability subgroup. The aim of the subgroup was to raise awareness about the Guidelines on the Long Term Sustainability of Space Activities 2019 (LTS) of the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) and understand the level

2023-06-13T21:54:27+02:00June 13th, 2023|Tags: , , , , |
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