Low Earth Orbit Kinetic Space Safety Workshop


Event details

Date 04.05.2022 05.05.202208:3017:00  
Location Online
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English
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.


Wednesday May 4th
9:00 — Welcome and Introduction
9:45 — Stakeholder Perspective - Keynote
10:30 — Stakeholder Perspective - Roundtables
12:00 — Lunch
13:00 — Impact Tolerance - Keynotes
14:30 — Break
15:00 — Impact Tolerance - Roundtable
16:00 — Collision Avoidance - Keynotes
17:30 — Collision Avoidance - Keynote Listener Reports

Thursday May 5th
9:00 — Collision Avoidance - Roundtables
10:30 — Debris Prevention (Mitigation) - Keynote
11:30 — Lunch
12:30 — Debris Prevention (Mitigation) - Roundtable
13:30 — Debris Remediation - Keynote
14:30 — Break
15:00 — Debris Remediation - Roundtable
16:15 — Debris Remediation - Keynote Listener Reports
16:45 — Re-Polling Break
17:00 — Wrap-up
19:00 — Gala Dinner


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