THE GLOBAL NETWORK ON SUSTAINABILITY IN SPACE
We bring together scientists and industry to understand and solve problems related to the ever growing problem of space debris and the challenges of safeguarding spacecraft set to launch into this environment.
To succeed in achieving
Sustainability in Space
Requires an understanding the nature of space debris and the application of law to the space environment. Through a cross disciplinary approach we aim to bring together teams of scientists and expose them to the problems faced by industry and help them apply their knowledge in tackling problems associated with space debris.
The Problem of Space Debris
The Need for Sophisticated Space Traffic Management Capabilities
Space is recognised by the UK Government as critical national infrastructure. Continued access to that critical infrastructure requires the development of much more sophisticated space traffic management capabilities than currently exist, and this development will itself require international collaboration across policy, technology and science on a massive scale.
The need to develop a broad community across science, industry and government has never been more critical, and with the development of UK launch capabilities this STFC funded network will provide a very timely catalyst supporting the Government’s desire for “responsible launch” whilst ensuring long term sustainability of space.
What GNOSIS will do
GNOSIS will organise thematic meetings and “jargon busting” workshops to facilitate discussions aimed at bringing scientists and industry together. It will also provide seed funding for joint projects and in more advanced cases, provide part funding for graduate students.
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