Small Satellite and Norms of Behavior in Space

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

SWF Director of Program Planning Dr. Brian Weeden gave a presentation on "Norms of Behavior in Space" to the 19th annual Small Payload Rideshare Symposium in Laurel, Maryland. The Symposium is an annual meeting hosted by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) to discuss concepts and technologies that will enable the small payload community to meet future launch needs and test new capabilities in a cost-effective manner. 

Dr. Weeden's presentation discussed the topic of norms of behavior, including how they are defined, the role norms play in governance, and several recent and on-going initiatives to develop norms of behavior for space. Dr. Weeden concluded with a call for more work on developing norms of behavior for rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO), and for industry to take a leading role in developing norms.  His presentation can be viewed here.

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Last updated on June 15, 2017