Protecting Space For Future Generations

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Speaker: Richard Crowther

Date: 5 July 2016
Start Time: 7 pm
End Time: 8:30 pm

Venue: 27/29 South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 1SZ

The presentation will discuss the issue of space debris and consider the technical and policy challenges that confront space actors when dealing with the growing man-made collision hazard. The speaker will introduce concepts of Congested, Competed and Contested space in terms of growth in the space population, the competition for orbital slots/spectrum, and the possibility of an arms race in outer space. The talk will explain how governments are positioning themselves to respond re Safety (mission level subjective practices), Sustainability (longer term objective measures) and Security (explanation of the threat, emergence of tiered responses). Finally the talk will examine the intersections of these issues such as shared space, Space Situational Awareness and the emergence of Space Servicing/Recovery Missions.

Biography
Professor Richard Crowther is currently Chief Engineer at the UK Space Agency. He was Chair of the Inter-Agency Debris Coordination Committee (IADC) from 2015-2016 and Head of the UK Delegation to the United Nations Committee of Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS), in the past acting as Chair of the UN Working Group on Near Earth Objects within COPUOS. He is one of the fifteen members of the Group of Governmental Experts appointed by the United Nations in 2012 to examine Transparency and Confidence Building Measures for space. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow and Council Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and Visiting Professor in Astronautics at the University of Southampton.

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