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1st Edition

Space Debris Peril
Pathways to Opportunities

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ISBN 9780367469450
November 17, 2020 Forthcoming by CRC Press
272 Pages - 55 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

"This book provides up-to-date knowledge of space debris and valuable insights on how to grapple with this issue from legal, technical, economical and societal aspects. I would strongly recommend that everyone who is working on space development and utilizations and even non-specialists once read this book and think over how human being should be faced with this issue."
Prof. Shinichi Nakasuka, University of Tokyo, Japan

Space Debris Peril: Pathways to Opportunities takes readers through the wide spectrum of problems created by space debris – including technical, political, legal and socio-economical aspects – and suggests ways to mitigate its negative consequences and create new opportunities. With chapter contributions from authors at world-renowned universities, private or public entities, and research institutes active in the field of space debris mitigation, space policy and law, risk and resilience, liability and insurance, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject helping the reader to grasp the whole picture of the current space debris remediation challenges.

This book will be of interest to the scientific communities, policy makers, business developers, (re)insurers and international standards developers for space operations and orbital debris mitigation. Also, it should appeal to a broader audience among non-specialists in various sectors and the general public.

Key features:

  • Brings together interdisciplinary perspectives on the topic in one, cohesive book
  • Chapter contributions from specialists in this interdisciplinary field from around the globe
  • Up-to-date information with the latest developments

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Matteo Madi

Chapter 2. Space Situational Awareness & Space Traffic Management

Dan Oltrogge and James Cooper

Chapter 3.Space Debris Sustainability: Understanding and Engaging Outer Space Environments 

Michael Clormann and Nina KlimburgWitjes

Chapter 4. Overview of the Proposals for Space Debris De/ReOrbiting from the Most Populated Orbits

Andrey A. Baranov and Dmitriy A. Grishko

Chapter 5. Space Debris Mitigation based on Commercial Off-the shelf Technologies

Shinichi Kimura

Chapter 6. Addressing the Inevitable: Legal and Policy Issues related to Space Debris Mitigation and Remediation

Lucy Stewardson and Steven Freeland

Chapter 7. Risk Assesment of Space Activities in Light of Space Debris Issues

Cecile Gaubert

Chapter 8. The Space Sector Resilience and Paths to its Governance

Olga Sokolova and Matteo Madi

Chapter 9. Pathways to Opportunities

Matteo Madi.


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Matteo Madi, Ph.D., is an entrepreneur, business developer and space-tech specialist with over ten years of experiences in the Swiss and International public and private sectors. He is the founder of Swiss-based company, Sirin Orbital Systems AG, focused on the development of enabling technologies for On-Orbit Servicing (OOS) of satellites.

Olga Sokolova, Ph.D., is a risk analyst proficient in critical infrastructure risk assessment to natural and technical hazards. She has been engaged in development and analysis of structural risk-management tools towards sustainable future and has a record in raising social awareness of spaceborne risks and opportunities brought to the society by the "New Space" industry developments.