Space Sustainability Challenges

Mar 28, 2017

A Broader View of Space Security, ISU-DC Space Cafe

Mar 23, 2017

Private Actors in Space, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, The Future of Outer Space Security

Mar 22, 2017

Panel Discussion on Space Crisis Dynamics and Uncertainty, CSIS - PSSI Space Security: Issues For The New U.S. Administration

Dec 6, 2016

Managing the Challenge of New Actors in Space, Presented at the 3rd Spacecraft Anomalies and Failures Workshop, Chantilly, VA, USA.

Dec 1, 2016

Outer Space: Ungoverned or Lacking Effective Governance?, New Approaches to Managing Human Activities in Space, The SAIS Review of International Affairs

Nov 16, 2016

U.S. National Policy and Space Debris Remediation, Presentation to the 2016 Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research (CODER) Workshop, College Park, Maryland

Nov 14, 2016

Are Policy Changes Needed?, USGIF Smallsat workshop, Springfield, VA

Oct 25, 2016

Natural and Human-Generated Threats to Satellites, Intercross Blog , International Committee of the Red Cross

Oct 1, 2016

Report on the 2-16 COPUOS Meeting: Earth Observation Highlights, APOGEO Spatial APOGEO Spatial, Fall 2016, Vol. 31, No. 4, p.22-23

Sep 30, 2016

The Evolution of U.S. National Policy for Addressing the Threat of Space Debris (paper), Presented at the 67th International Astronautical Congress, Guadalajara, Mexico, September 26-30, 2016.

Sep 30, 2016

The Evolution of U.S. National Policy for Addressing the Threat of Space Debris (slides), Presented at the 67th International Astronautical Congress, Guadalajara, Mexico, September 26-30, 2016.

May 1, 2016

Space for the 21st Century: Discovery, Innovation, Sustainability, published by the Aerospace Technology Working Group with the Secure World Foundation, International Space University and the International Institute of Space Commerce . Lead Editor.

May 1, 2016

The Economics of Space Sustainability (1), Space for the 21st Century: Discovery, Innovation, Sustainability (Chapter 7), published by the Aerospace Technology Working Group with the Secure World Foundation, International Space University and the International Institute of Space Commerce, May 2016. With Tiffany Chow.

Apr 18, 2016

Contested and Congested: Current Trends in Space Security . Presentation to the Decatur-Morgan Chamber of Commerce Annual Public Policy Trip to Washington, DC.

Jan 21, 2016

Policy aspects of space debris and space sustainability, keynote lecture, Stardust Global Virtual Workshop II, Southampton, UK

Nov 30, 2015

U.S. Policy, Programs, and Diplomatic Initiatives to Respond to Space Debris and Counterspace Threats, presentation to the 18th International Symposium on Security Affairs, Tokyo, Japan

Nov 5, 2015

U.S. Policy, Programs, and Diplomatic Initiatives in Response to Space Debris and Counterspace Threats, Space Security Trends and Challenges , The National Institute for Defense Studies.

Jul 3, 2015

The Legal, Policy, and Economic Challenges with Space Debris, International Space University Space Studies Program 2015, Athens, Ohio

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. 

Aug 1, 2014

Radio Frequency Interference: A Threat to Space Sustainability, published in, Apogeo Spatial

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.

Apr 1, 2014

Legal And Regulatory Considerations, McGraw-Hill Space Technology Series, CEI Publications, Wiley Larsen, Ran Qeder & Victoria Alnsoperez, Editors, Guidebook On Small Satellite Projects

Feb 13, 2014

International Perspectives on On-Orbit Satellite Servicing and Active Debris Removal and Space Sustainability, technical presentation given at the 51st Session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) , Vienna, Austria

Jan 9, 2014

Space Sustainability Approaches of Emerging Space Nations: Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil, International Astronautical Congress, Toronto, Canada, "Evaluating International Collaboration for Human Exploration Beyond LEO," IAA Space Exploration Conference: Planetary and Human Spaceflight Exploration, Washington, DC

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.

Oct 11, 2012

Space Trash, China Radio International

Jun 21, 2012

Overview of Active Debris Removal, Netherlands Space Society Symposium on Active Debris Removal, Leiden, Netherlands

Nov 2, 2011

The Big Picture: On-orbit servicing from a security, sustainability, and safety perspective, DARPA Phoenix Program East Coast Industry Day

Oct 2, 2011

Analysis of Close Approaches Between Small Satellites and Catalog Objects, IAC-11.A6.2.2, 62nd International Astronautical Congress, Cape Town, South Africa

Feb 1, 2011

Overview of the legal and policy challenges of orbital debris removal (1), Space Policy Vol 27 (2011) , pp 38-43.

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.

Sep 27, 2010

Overview of the Legal and Policy Challenges of Orbital Debris Removal, IAC-10.A6.4.4, 61st International Astronautical Congress, Prague, Czech Republic

Aug 11, 2010

Saving Earth Orbit, One Piece of Junk at a Time, SpaceNews guest blog

May 24, 2010

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

Dec 8, 2009

Active Debris Removal: An Opportunity for Leadership and Cooperation, presentation at the 2009 International Conference on Orbital Debris Removal, Chantilly, VA, USA,

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

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.

Feb 17, 2009

International Civil Space Situational Awareness, technical presentation given at the 46th Session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

Mar 1, 2008

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

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