Space Debris

Jan 5, 2015

"The Importance of the United Nations Guidelines for the Long-Term Sustainability of Space Activities and other International Initiatives to Promote Space Sustainability", OASIS, Volume 20, July-December 2014, pp. 37-53. Laura Delgado López, Christopher D. Johnson, Victoria Samson, Michael Simpson, and  Brian Weeden.

Nov 20, 2014

"Policy and Priorities for Tackling Super Wicked Problems and Avoiding the Tragedy of the Commons (In Space)", keynote presentation at the 2014 CODER Space Debris Workshop, College Park, U.S., November 20, 2014. 

Jun 26, 2014

"Current Issues in Space Sustainability and Space Traffic Management", presentation to the Aerospace Industries Association Space Council, Arlington, United States, June 26, 2014

Jun 18, 2014

"How Do I Ask Permission to Engage With A Piece of Space Debris?", presentation at the 3rd European Workshop on Debris Mitigation and Remediation, Paris, France, June 18, 2014.

May 28, 2014

SWF's Space Sustainability - A Practical Guide (updated 2014)

May 9, 2014

Testimony of Mr. Brian Weeden on “Space Traffic Management: Preventing a Real Life ‘Gravity’”, Hearing of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, May 9, 2014.

Oct 11, 2013

"Conceptualizing an Economically, Legally and Politically Viable Active Debris Removal Option",  IAC-13-A.6.8.1, presented at 64th International Astronautical Congress, Beijing, China, September 23-27, 2013. Tiffany Chow, Matteo Emanuelli, Deva Prasad, Giulia Federico and Joshua Loughman.

Sep 25, 2013

"International Perspectives on On-orbit Satellite Servicing and Active Debris Removal and Recommendations for a Sustainable Path Forward", IAC-13.E3.4.7, 64th International Astronautical Congress, Beijing, China, September 23-27, 2013. Brian Weeden, Tiffany Chow, Victoria Samson, and Agnieszka Lukaszczyk.

Jun 21, 2012

"Overview of Active Debris Removal," a presentation at the Netherlands Space Society Symposium on Active Debris Removal, Leiden, Netherlands. Brian Weeden.

Jun 20, 2012

"Thoughts on Euro-China Space Cooperation", The Brussels Space Policy Round Table - The Ups and Downs of Euro-China Space Cooperation, Brussels, Belgium, June 20, 2012. Brian Weeden.

Jun 18, 2012

"The Non-Technical Challenges of Active Debris Removal", 2nd European Workshop on Active Debris Removal, Paris, France, June 18-19, 2012. Brian Weeden.

Jun 4, 2012

"The Economics of Space Sustainability", The Space Review, June 4, 2012. Brian Weeden.

Oct 2, 2011

"Analysis of Close Approaches Between Small Satellites and Catalog Objects," IAC-11.A6.2.2, 62nd Internaitonal Astronautical Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, October 2-7, 2011. Brian Weeden.

Jan 1, 2011

"International Interdisciplinary Congress on Space Debris Report," presented at the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, Vienna, Austria, 2011.

Oct 1, 2010

"Overview of the Legal and Policy Challenges of Orbital Debris Removal," IAC-10.A6.4.4, 61st International Astronautical Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, September 27 - October 1, 2010. Brian Weeden.

Aug 30, 2010

"Dancing in the Dark: The Orbital Rendezvous of SJ-12 and SJ-06F," The Space Review, August 30, 2010. Brian Weeden.

May 24, 2010

"Dealing with Galaxy 15: Zombiesats and On-Orbit Servicing," The Space Review, May 24, 2010. Brian Weeden.

Feb 1, 2010

Space Sustainability Booklet, SWF's original practical guide to space sustainability.

Oct 1, 2009

"Report On The Status Of Progress Toward The Long-Term Sustainability Of Space Activities," IAC 09 E.3.4.1, International Astronautical Congress, Daejeon S. Korea, October 2009. Ray Williamson, Ben Baseley-Walker, Agnieszka Lukaszczyk, Nicolas Peter, Kazuto Suzuki and Brian Weeden.

Jul 13, 2009

"The Numbers Game," The Space Review, July 13, 2009. Brian Weeden.

Mar 1, 2009

"Space Debris Positional Data Needed Commercially,"Imaging Notes, Spring 2009. Ray Williamson.

Feb 23, 2009

"Billiards in Space," The Space Review, February 23, 2009. Brian Weeden.

Mar 1, 2008

"Minding the (Space) Environment," Imaging Notes, Volume 23, Number 1, Spring 2008. Ray Williamson.

"A Legal Note on Space Accidents", Cologne Journal of Space Law. Ben Baseley-Walker.

"Saving Earth Orbit, One Piece of Junk at a Time", Space News blog, August 11, 2010. Brian Weeden.

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