Next Generation Plenary: Innovative Methods for Assured and Secure Access to Space Resources

Wednesday 27 September 2017, 08:30 – 09:30
Location: Adelaide Convention Center – Hall C

The global economy and security of many nations depends on assured and secure access to space resources that provide communications, timing and navigation services and remote sensing data. There are many threats to this assured and secure access including space debris, hacking, space weather, ground environment, unexpected spacecraft-to-spacecraft interference (e.g. EMI), ground system uplink/downlink interference, and unstable economic and political situations. There are industry, academia, agency, national, and international efforts under way to address this broad spectrum of human-made and environmental challenges.

In this plenary, students and young professionals (approximately 35% of the IAC attendees) who are contributing to these efforts and working on how to recognize, detect, prevent, avoid, and overcome these challenges as well as addressing the legal and economic systems necessary in managing the space environment will engage in a panel discussion with other students and young professionals from around the world and interact with the audience while discussing their efforts in addressing and managing these challenges to make the space environment safe for everyone to operate in.


Michael K. SIMPSON

Executive Director, Secure World Foundation


Christianna TAYLOR

, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Space Special Interest Group


Research Scientist, Australian National University (ANU) Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics


Head of Launch Systems, UK Space Agency

Wei-Yu Louis FENG

Student, Master’s degree (M.Phil) in Space studies, University of Cape Town


Chairman and Policy Lead & Lecturer in Engineering Management, Gateway Earth Development Group, The University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom

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