Leading up to World Space Week 2022, celebrated under the theme ‘Space and Sustainability’, WSWA is organizing the second webinar in the series celebrating the theme.
The creation of economically self-sustaining space sectors have become the focus of many countries, ensuring that space activities are part of a wider ecosystem of domestically driven and retained socio-economic development. The financial cost for space operations, however, can be a great hindrance to the growth of the space economy. When additional sustainability constraints are added to the spacecrafts’ design and operation, the challenge is even higher that space actors face. Some of the questions that panelists of the online event will discuss therefore are, what does the concept of sustainable space economy entail; how sustainable economies can contribute to protecting our space environment; and what actions the global space community should take to ensure a sustainable space economy to thrive.
eSpace Executive Director Emmanuelle David will talk about how we can create a more sustainable space economy and why it is important.
“A new space economy is emerging, bringing tremendous opportunity but also an increase of space traffic, especially in low-Earth orbit. It is our responsibility to the next generation to ensure that we use space sustainably, and dialogue between academia, decision makers and industry which is key to the success of this endeavour.”