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 [...]
Satellites are part and parcel of societies around the world: from telecommunications to global navigation systems, they are used for both commercial and scientific purposes. However, satellites also have non-peaceful applications. The sooner a consensus on the non-peaceful use of satellites is reached, the better it will be for all nations and for the peaceful conduct of outer space activities.
In 2021, members of the Space Law & Policy Human Rights Group spoke with Dr. Tanya Harrison about her role at Planet and the use of Earth-imaging to monitor climate change and human rights violations. Below is a subset of shortened responses from the conversation. ...
Currently, Agnieszka is the Vice President, Government Affairs, EMEA at Planet and she sits on the Board Of Directors for the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC). She has many years of experience working in various organizations including SGAC as an Executive Director and Chair (2006-2010) and formerly held the role of Director at the Secure World Foundation...
In January 2022, the Human Rights Sub-team of the Space Law and Policy Project Group published a blog with Jus Ad Astra - Earth Observation Data, Climate Change, and Human Rights.
July, August, September, and October have been exciting times for private spaceflight! Following Sir Richard Branson’s successful flight on 11 July, Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos followed up on 20 July with a successful flight aboard his New Shepard spacecraft above the Kármán line, or 100 km above the Earth’s surface. SpaceX followed this with the first all-civilian mission to orbit on 16 September...
Diana Chicas García presents a list of activities ideas in Dubai around IAC 2021.
Follow the link below to our July Newsletter! This month we share group updates and individual achievements, upcoming events and opportunities, updates from the UN COPUOS legal subcommittee, and articles on space tourism and international moon exploration agreements.
View our May 2021 newsletter and quiz answers. Post topics include planetary protection on Mars, safety agreements between NASA and SpaceX, updates on group activities, events and opportunities, achievements of our members, and a quiz.
NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars in February 2020, sending an exciting signal that samples from Mars will be coming back to Earth in the not-too-distant future. One of Perseverance’s primary missions is to collect samples to look for evidence of microbial life in Mars’ history. In this compelling context, it is essential that we examine our planetary protection policies in preparation for sample return. [...]