SPACE 2013 Video
Space Debris and Space Operations: The Next 30 Years
The “Space Debris and Space Operations: The Next 30 Years” panel discussion centered on where we're going with regard to the near-space environment, services to commercial and foreign operators, related standards, and active debris removal. The objective was to see how current projections for the orbital environment might affect space operations and related services, standards, and policies, and what we should be doing related to debris removal over the next 30 years to support a stable, future environment. The panel was moderated by William Ailor, Principal Engineer, Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies, The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA. Panelists included Jim Armor, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Space Systems, ATK, Beltsville, MD; Bryan Benedict, Product Line Manager, Civil Hosted Payloads, Intelsat General, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; J.-C. Liou, Chief Technologist, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Directorate, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX; Glenn Peterson, Senior Engineering Specialist, The Aerospace Corporation, Los Angeles, CA; and Frederick A. Slane, Executive Director, Space Infrastructure Foundation, Colorado Springs, CO.