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Dr. Jah Appointed the Chief Scientific Adviser of Privateer

Dr. Moriba Jah, Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at UT Austin and the Director of the Strauss Center’s Space Security, Safety, and Sustainability Program, recently accepted an exciting new role of Privateer. Privateer is a Hawaii-based company that aims to tackle the problem of space junk by improving orbital mapping technologies. In his role as Chief Scientific Adviser, Dr. Jah will provide technical insight to help the company achieve this aim. Dr. Jah situates this new partnership within his broader efforts to advance the space sustainability agenda: “By embracing complexity, we take the state of the possible and transform it into the state of practice, recruiting the spirit of stewardship and sustainability to repair our broken relationship with our environment.” Read more about Dr. Jah’s appointment in this article.