Minoo Rathnasabapthy participated in the LEO Kinetic Space Safety Workshop, a two-day workshop 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 brought together international experts, space practitioners, and others to debate solutions and pragmatic actions for enhancing space safety and sustainability in LEO. The workshop featured 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 is organized by the EPFL Space Center (eSpace), EPFL International Risk Governance Center (IRGC), ClearSpace, AXA, LeoLabs, and the Secure World Foundation.