The LEO Kinetic Space Safety Workshop is a two-day workshop on 4-5 May, 2022 with the goal of enhancing collisional space safety in low-Earth orbit (LEO). The accelerating pace of commercial space activity and increasing frequency of debris-generating events have led to an unprecedented growth of the population of objects, known as space debris, in LEO. Industry, governments, and others are concerned for the near-term safety of operational satellites and the long-term sustainability of outer space.
In response to this pressing global issue, the LEO Kinetic Space Safety Workshop will bring together international experts, space practitioners, and others to debate solutions and pragmatic actions for enhancing space safety and sustainability in LEO. The workshop will feature keynote speakers detailing the current state-of-the-art in spacecraft impact tolerance, collision avoidance, debris prevention, and debris remediation. Interactive roundtable discussions will assess the identified proposals, focusing on their benefit, cost, and maturity.
This hybrid workshop will take place at The SwissTech Convention Center at EPFL in Lausanne and online. It is organized by the EPFL Space Center (eSpace), EPFL International Risk Governance Center (IRGC), ClearSpace, AXA, LeoLabs, and the Secure World Foundation.
To inform the workshops discussions, a poll is available for the global space community to register their views on why they feel that kinetic space safety is important and how they would rank specific kinetic space safety activities. Please respond to the poll HERE.