Space Safety and Sustainability Project Group2018-08-09T06:04:18+00:00
Space Safety and Sustainability Project Group

Vision:

To provide a platform for students and young professionals to contribute to technical and policy debates on space safety and sustainability

Team Leads:

Jessica Creech (New Zealand) jessica.creech@spacegeneration.org

George-Cristian Potrivitu (Romania) george.potrivitu@spacegeneration.org

Who We Are:

The Space Safety and Sustainability (SSS) Project Group, under the SGAC, provides a platform for students and young professionals to contribute to technical and policy debates on space safety and sustainability. The group pools together a wide range of SSS expertise with members located in both developed and developing nations. As the next generation of key SSS policy makers and technical experts, we explore current and future trends of space safety and sustainability. The Project Group has presented numerous papers and reports to the UN and at the International Astronautical Congress and strives to raise awareness about space safety and sustainability issues. Established in 2011, the project group has run more than 20 projects over the past 7 years, involving young professionals from all over the world.

Our Aims and Objectives:

To identify key issues and areas of space safety and sustainability relating to current and proposed space operations.
To examine the safety and long-term sustainability of outer space activities in all aspects, taking into account the interests of all countries.
To create an international space forum to showcase the youth’s perspective on the safety of space activities, and the sustainability of the space environment for future generations.

Interested in Joining SSS PG?

The space environment is an international domain and requires collaborative efforts from all space-faring nations to ensure it’s safety. It is therefore essential that there is a culture of space safety and sustainability among the international space community. The project group will assist in building the highest possible degree of uniformity in regulations,standards, procedures and organisation regarding space safety and sustainability. This will be achieved through meetings, reports, journal publications, conference presentations, competitions, and outreach projects.

We are looking for motivated volunteers to be a part of our group. If you would like to get involved contact the group co-leads George (george.potrivitu@spacegeneration.org) or Jessica (jessica.creech@spacegeneration.org) and let them know which project(s) you are interested in working on. Suggestions for collaborations and funding opportunities are also welcomed!

Advisory team:

David Finkleman (CSSI/AGI)
Ronald Kohl (AIAA)
Shannon Ryan (IAF)
Maite Trujillo (ESA/IAASS)
Brian Weeden (SWF)
Minoo Rathnasabapathy (Former SSS Co-Lead)
Matteo Emanuelli (SGAC Co-chair, former SSS Co-Lead)
Ali Nasseri (former SGAC Co-chair, former SSS Co-Lead)
Joao Lousada (Former SSS Co-Lead)
Aureliano Rivolta (Former SSS Co-Lead)

Quick Links:

International Space Safety Foundations
International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety
NASA’s Orbital debris page
ESA’s page dedicated to debris

Space Situational Awareness:
Space Data Association
Space Safety Magazine
Secure World Foundation: Space sustainability – a practical guide

Project Group Co-Leads

Approved
Jessica Creech
Project Groups Lead
Space Safety and Sustainability Project Group
New Zealand
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Mar 2018
Approved
George-Cristian Potrivitu
Project Groups Lead
Space Safety and Sustainability Project Group Co-Lead
Romania
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Nov 2017
Biography:

Plasma space propulsion PhD pre-candidate at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, graduate of a military engineering school in Bucharest, Romania, double-MSc in space science, technology and instrumentation and 1st class BEng in aerospace engineering; strongly interested in space electric propulsion (Hall Thrusters and Hollow Cathodes design and operation and plasma diagnostic techniques), plasma physics, space system engineering (AOCS, structure, propulsion), fusion research and aerospace consultancy. Passion for space science, astronomy, astrophysics, philosophy of science, ballet and painting. I love cooking and I had only recently discovered a new interest in swimming.

Approved
Aureliano Rivolta
Project Groups Lead
Space Safety and Sustainability Project Group Co-Lead
Italy
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Apr 2016
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UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. EMER-GEN™ 2018

    September 9 - September 11
  2. Space Generation Congress 2018

    September 27 - September 29
  3. SGAC Professional Development Day

    September 30 @ 09:00 - 17:00
  4. AP-SGW 2018

    November 3 @ 08:00 - November 5 @ 17:00
  5. SA-SGW 2018

    November 9 @ 08:00 - November 10 @ 17:00