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Jah Comments on Astroscale’s Successful Demonstration

17 Sep 2021

Professor Moriba Jah was quoted in a Smithsonian article on the first successful test of an orbital debris removal technology. Professor Jah is an Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at UT Austin and Lead of the Strauss Center’s Space Security, Safety, and Sustainability Program. The article discusses the recent successful test of Astroscale Inc.’s debris removal technology,…

Dr. Jah Interviewed by VICE Motherboard

24 Aug 2021

Dr. Moriba Jah, Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at UT and Program Lead of the Strauss Center’s Space Security, Safety, and Sustainability Program, was recently featured in a VICE Motherboard episode on space environmentalism and its role in preventing collisions in orbit. Dr. Jah began by explaining the basics of space junk, providing an overview of…

SSSS Opinion: A Maritime Crisis’s Contributions to the Field of Space Traffic Management

11 Aug 2021

This op-ed is published in a joint endeavor between the Strauss Center’s Space Security, Safety, and Sustainability (SSSS) program, SpaceWatch and TXSLAPS. In March of this year, the giant container vessel “Ever Given” disrupted global commerce when it was lodged into the bank of the Suez Canal for nearly a week. According to Reuters, about twelve percent of total global trade passes…

Dr. Jah Discusses Space Junk With Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice

04 Aug 2021

Dr. Moriba Jah, Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at UT and Director of the Strauss Center’s Space Security and Safety Program, was recently interviewed by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice on their podcast, Startalk. Dr. Tyson began the conversation by highlighting Dr. Jah’s collaboration with Moody College of Communication: Eyes on the Sky, an…

Jah’s Work Featured by the MIT Media Lab

23 Jul 2021

A recent post published by the MIT Media Lab discusses the rollout of the World Economic Forum’s Space Sustainability Rating (SSR.) Dr. Moriba Jah, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar, Program Lead of the Space Security and Safety (SSS) program at the Strauss Center, Director of the Advanced Sciences and Technology Research in Astronautics (ASTRIA) program, and Associate Professor of…

Space Security and Safety Program’s Expert Interview with Luc Riesbeck

14 Jul 2021

In this episode of the Strauss Center’s Space Security and Safety (SSS) program’s expert video series, Alyssa Goessler, Graduate Research Assistant for the SSS program, sits down for a conversation with Luc Riesbeck. Luc Riesbeck is a Space Policy and Research Analyst at Astroscale, a company that specializes in on-orbit debris-removal services in lower earth orbit. Alyssa and Luc discuss a range of topics…

Jah Interviewed on Two Guys One Topic

13 Jul 2021

In a recent episode in the Two Guys One Topic interview series,  Dr. Moriba Jah, Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at UT and a Strauss Center Distinguished Fellow, discussed orbital debris. Dr. Jah began by defining space junk as “the population of anthropogenic objects in space”—or ASO’s— which are no longer delivering a service…

Dr. Jah’s Work Featured in KXAN

30 Jun 2021

A recent article published in KXAN highlights the work of Dr. Moriba Jah and his team is addressing the issue of space junk. Dr. Moriba Jah, Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at UT and a Strauss Center Distinguished Fellow, leads a team that manages AstriaGraph, “a crowdsourced program that collects data from around the world to create…

SSS Program Releases Newest Expert Interview with Dr. John Logsdon

24 Jun 2021

In this episode of the Strauss Center’s expert video series, Alyssa Goessler, Brumley Fellow for Strauss Center’s Space Security and Safety Program, sits down with the “Dean of Space Policy,” Dr. John Logsdon. Dr. Logsdon provides some background info on his own career and educational path, and then discusses a host of space policy issues. Topics discussed include…

Dr. Jah Argues for Decision-Intelligent Processes in Collision Avoidance

17 May 2021

In a recent op-ed written for SpaceWatch.Global, Dr. Moriba Jah, Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at UT Austin and Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar, addressed the space community’s use of “probability of collision” to asses risk of collision on orbit. First, Dr. Jah discusses how operators asses the possibility of their satellite colliding with another…

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