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Reducing the Risks of Space, Part 2: New Ideas in Space Safety

The greater the value of space, the greater the risks.

The rise of the space economy is accelerating the business, operational and human risks.

Are we prepared to handle them?

In the Reducing the Risks of Space campaign, we explored policy, law, technology and operations in development now to manage the challenging space environment of the future. Now we continue the conversation with Part 2: New Ideas in Space Safety! MORE

 

Reducing the Risks of Space, Part 2: New Ideas in Space Safety is underwritten by the Space Shuttle Children’s Trust Fund

Podcast

SSPI-WISE Presents: New Ideas in Space Safety, Part 1 – Prioritizing Space Safety and Sustainability with Diana Klochkova

In this SSPI-WISE Presents podcast, Tamara Bond-Williams, Director of Engagement at SSPI, speaks with Diana Klochkova, Chief Marketing Officer at Privateer Space, a pioneering company dedicated to making space access safer and more accessible.

Diana Klochkova is CMO of Privateer, where she leads marketing for the space start-up as it builds the tools that will make space safer and more accessible. Diana’s background spans a variety of roles in B2C, B2B, digital, and content marketing. In 2018, she founded Zaya, a boutique agency focusing on purpose-driven projects. Prior to Zaya, she held leadership roles at Rebel Ventures, Omnicom Media Group and Levi Strauss & Co.


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Videos

The Better Satellite World campaign shows the world why our industry, though often invisible, is indispensable to modern life, through powerful stories and videos that depict space and satellite technologies contributing to the economy, society and sustainability of planet Earth. You can see footage of the dangers and intricacies of space debris provided by NASA and ESA below. Some of our Better Satellite World videos also focus on the challenges and risks of space travel. Check them out here:

From Reducing the Risks of Space, Part 1

In case you missed some of the key topics and insights from Reducing the Risks of Space, Part 1 last year, you can check them out here. Or you can revisit the entire campaign on its landing page.

 

About Reducing the Risks of Space, Part 2: New Ideas in Space Safety

Not so many years ago, launch and deployment were the biggest risks of putting technology or people into space. Today, space is growing crowded with multiple orbits, massive growth in the number of satellites, and new business ventures from private space stations and fuel depots to in-orbit servicing and operations. They join orbital planes already home to 23,000 pieces of debris larger than a softball, moving at speeds of up to 17,500 mph.

A sustainable space environment for machines and people is a basic condition for the space economy. It is how we will maintain access to orbit and achieve the commercial success the industry dreams of. Until now, the world has relied on treaties and cooperation among business and government to keep space safe. As the value of space grows, that approach is fast running out of runway.

Reducing the Risks of Space, Part 2: New Ideas in Space Safety will continue the conversation begun in Part 1. We will explore policy, law, technology and operations in development now to manage the challenging space environment of the future. We will ask if enough is being done and, if not, how we can motivate greater urgency in finding solutions. The campaign will also look at business models and technology advances that hold the promise of heading off the dreaded Kessler Syndrome that could make low Earth orbit unusable for decades.