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Promoting Cooperative Solutions for Space Security Active Debris Removal: An Opportunity for Leadership and Cooperation Brian Weeden Technical Advisor Secure World Foundation bweeden@swfound.org 1 www.SecureWorldFoundation.org DARPA Active Debris Removal Conference, 8 10 Dec 2009
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Promoting Cooperative Solutions for Space Security Secure World Foundation Private, non profit foundation founded in 2004 HQ just outside of Denver, official offices in DC and Vienna (Austria), presence in Montreal Dedicated to the secure and sustainable use of space for the benefit of all humanity Inform, facilitate, advocate Strong role in both the international and domestic policy communities, king technical and policy/legal initiatives 2 www.SecureWorldFoundation.org DARPA Active Debris Removal Conference, 8 10 Dec 2009 linking technical and policy/legal initiatives
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Promoting Cooperative Solutions for Space Security Space Sustainability Debris itigation Mitigation Space Traffic Management Debris Removal Space Situational Awareness (SSA) gal and Policy 3 www.SecureWorldFoundation.org DARPA Active Debris Removal Conference, 8 10 Dec 2009 Legal and Policy
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Promoting Cooperative Solutions for Space Security The focus of my presentation Active debris removal is more than just a technical issue Legal, policy, and economic concerns are deeply imbedded in the concept and will affect mission success chnically feasible lution may not be a olitically feasible A technically feasible solution may not be a politically feasible solution We may need to accept a less optimal technical solution to satisfy the ther concerns other concerns hinking about active debris removal from a Thinking about active debris removal from a multidisciplinary and international context from the beginning is essential to success 4 www.SecureWorldFoundation.org DARPA Active Debris Removal Conference, 8 10 Dec 2009
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Promoting Cooperative Solutions for Space Security What is “space debris”? There is not an international consensus on the legal definition of “space debris” This was good in the early days of space activity as it enabled flexibility One person’s space debris might be another’s hibernating “capability” Or still serving some function to some user after primary mission has ended
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