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) [email protected]

George-Cristian Potrivitu (Romania) [email protected]

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:

  1. To identify key issues and areas of space safety and sustainability relating to current and proposed space operations.
  2. To examine the safety and long-term sustainability of outer space activities in all aspects, taking into account the interests of all countries.
  3. 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 ([email protected]) or Jessica ([email protected]) and let them know which project(s) you are interested in working on. Suggestions for collaborations and funding opportunities are also welcomed!

Project Group Co-Leads