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    Policy, Legal, Institutional and Economic Aspects of Space Debris Detection, Mitigation and Removal (Joint Session with IAF Space Security Committee)


    This session will deal with the non-technical aspect of space debris mitigation and removal. Political, legal and institutional aspects include role of IADC and UNCOPUOS and other multilateral bodies. Economic issues including insurance, financial incentives and funding for space debris mitigation and removal. The role of international cooperation in addressing these issues will be considered.

    IPC members
    • Co-Chair: Prof. David B. Spencer, The Pennsylvania State University, United States;

    • Co-Chair: Prof. Serge Plattard, University College London (UCL), United Kingdom;

    • Co-Chair: Mr. Alexander Soucek, European Space Agency (ESA/ESRIN), Italy;

    • Co-Chair: Ms. Samantha Le May, RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), Australia;