Secure World Foundation is pleased to announce the inaugural Summit for Space Sustainability, which will be held in Washington, DC, on June 25-26, 2019.
The Summit for Space Sustainability will be a high-level multi-day event focused on developing solutions for space sustainability. It will encompass a cross-section of space sustainability issue areas, including space debris, space situational awareness, space law and policy, space governance, national and international space security, and the use of space for human and environmental security on Earth. The Summit will explore current trends, highlight complementarities, and promote next steps in these specific areas. With the aim of stimulating fresh ideas and dialogues, the Summit will combine thought-provoking and diverse perspectives, including international viewpoints not often heard in the United States, with innovative programming to encourage thinking, participation, and solution-building.
why care about space sustainability?
The space sector is currently experiencing rapid growth in both the number and diversity of space actors. This change is driven by commodification and globalization of space technologies, increased public and private investment in space, and growing awareness of the value of space for security and socioeconomic benefits on Earth. The increase in the number of stakeholders benefiting from space systems has exposed the challenges that existing legal, policy, technical, and operational regimes face in ensuring the long-term sustainability of the space environment.
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