2021 Interview with Agnieszka Lukaszczyk, PhD

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...

2022-02-07T20:58:04+01:00February 7th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Jus Ad Astra Blog – Earth Observation Data, Climate Change, and Human Rights

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. 

2022-01-26T20:09:47+01:00January 26th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |

Billionaires in Space: Triumph and Trouble

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...

2021-10-25T21:52:27+02:00October 25th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Planetary protection in the era of Mars sample return

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. [...]

2021-05-12T03:42:46+02:00May 12th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Flight safety coordination with NASA assets

NASA and SpaceX signed an agreement for flight safety coordination with NASA assets. This Agreement was signed by SpaceX on 7 January 2021 and was published by NASA on 18 March 2021. The NASA and SpaceX Flight Safety Coordination Agreement could be considered the first agreement containing traffic rules for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) between a commercial company and a national space agency on the safety of operations in outer space. [...]

2021-05-12T03:14:32+02:00May 12th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

SGAC Mentoring Webinar – Space Law and Policy

The SGAC Mentoring Program is organizing webinars for the mentees/mentors participating in the program. The webinars are also open to all SGAC members. This webinar will focus on Space Law and Policy, with speakers involved in the SGAC community, who will share their experience working on this field.

2021-04-16T19:53:38+02:00April 28th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

SGAC is looking for a Legal Team Co-Lead

With the increasing number of international partnerships and agreements SGAC is forming with industry, academia, government, and non-governmental organisations, it has become necessary to have additional expertise within the Executive Office to review legal documents that would impact the organisation for years to come. SGAC is seeking volunteer members with expertise in legal contracts and memoranda to join our legal team.

2020-02-27T12:07:48+01:00February 1st, 2020|Tags: , , , |
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