Impact of Satellite Constellations on Astronomy and Society: a Multi-disciplinary Approach

Time: 11:30-13:00
Room: Sheikh Rashid B
Format: Campfire

This special session will address the impacts of the commercial uses of space on astronomy and the night sky. Following a set of interdisciplinary short speeches, participants will discuss the possible coordination between the stakeholders involved, and balance the conflicting interests at stake. The session gives the opportunity to any stakeholder to share its knowledge and ideas but also to get help on the challenges raised by satellite constellations.

Organizer/Moderator

Charlotte NASSEY

Assistant Contracts Officer, ARTES Programme / European Space Agency (Modis)

France

Co-Organizer

Fatoumata KEBE

Astronomer, Association Ephemerides

France

Speakers

Bernard FOING

Executive Director, International Lunar Exploration Working Group (ILEWG), EuroMoonMars, Chair IAF ITACCUS Committee

Netherlands

Giuliana ROTOLA

Implementation Support Officer, Global Expert Group on Sustainable Lunar Activities (GEGSLA)

Italy

Tanja MASSON-ZWAAN

Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the International Institute of Air and Space Law (IIASL), Leiden University

Netherlands

Laetitia ZARKAN

Doctoral Researcher, SES Chair, University of Luxembourg

Luxembourg