Committee on Space Security (2015-2018)

Objective/Scope of the Committee

The Space Security Committee will focus on issues and activities that enhance or threaten the long term sustainability of space activities.

The committee will:

  • Assess and report on space debris, on natural hazards to the space environment, and other threats that may reduce humankind’s ability to work in space effectively;
  • Assess and report on activities that can enhance humankind’s ability to work in space effectively;
  • Promote international cooperative activities in securing outer space for current and future space activities.
  • Coordinate its activities with other relevant IAF Committees and Working Groups as well as those of the IAA and IISL
  • Identify areas for future studies and projects that would improve the long term sustainability of space activities.
  • Provide inputs to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and to non-governmental organizations focused on space activities.
  • To organise, as appropriate, Symposia and Workshops on space safety and security to be held under the auspices of the IAF.

Committee Members


Plattard, Serge


Biddington, Brett


Cassandra, Steer


Ailor, William
Brachet, Gérard
Crowther, Richard
del Monte, Luca
Faucher, Pascal
Giannopapa, Christina
Hertzfeld, Henry
Lukaszczyk, Agnieszka
Martinez, Peter
Mathieu, Charlotte
Nader, Ronnie
Pace, Scott
Peter, Nicolas
Robinson, Jana
Samson, Victoria
Schrogl, Kai-Uwe
Simpson, Michael
Steinberg, Klaus
Stubbe, Peter
Weeden, Brian
Williamson, Ray A.
Zatti, Stefano
Zhang, Shengjun
Zhang, Zhenjun


Buenneke, Richard
Camacho, Sergio
Charlesworth, Amber
Garcia Sacristan, Carlos
Krolikowski, Alanna
Paikowsky, Deganit
Paradiso, Tiziana
Pasco, Xavier
Penent, Guilhem
Porras, Daniel
Ryzenko, Jakub
Suzuki, Kazuto


Kusnierkiewicz, David Y.