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SSS Opinion: A Smarter SDG 18

23 Jul 2020

This op-ed is published in a joint endeavor between the Strauss Center’s Space Security and Safety (SSS) program, SpaceWatch and TXSLAPS. 2020 is a pivotal year for sustainable development and the start of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Decade of Action. This month, UN representatives hope to accelerate the SDG’s stunted progress during a high-level political forum, which…

Jah Publishes the Inaugural Op-ed of Jahniverse

16 Jul 2020

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 Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics in the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, has published the…

Dr. Moriba Jah Discusses the Human-Induced Challenges Developing in Near-Earth Space

30 Mar 2020

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 Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics in the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, recently published an…

Dr. Moriba Jah Celebrated in NPR Feature on Black Excellence in STEM

03 Mar 2020

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 Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics in the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, was one…

SSS Director Publishes Space Object Graph

11 Dec 2019

Moriba Jah, 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 Aerospace engineering and Engineering Mechanics in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, recently published a graph tool which…

Space Traffic Management Conference Seeks Abstract Submissions

17 Oct 2019

The Strauss Center and Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin (UT) and the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), in association with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), are pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for the Space Traffic Management Conference to be held on February 19-20, 2020, in Austin TX, USA. 

Space Security and Safety Program Lead Jah Discusses Space Traffic’s Implications

24 Jul 2019

In his article, “50 Years After Apollo 11, Don’t Let Space Become a Landfill for Equipment and Satellites,” Strauss Distinguished Scholar and Program Lead of the Space Security and Safety program, Moriba Jah argues that in the last fifty years since Apollo 11 we have developed enough perspective to realize the damage that could be done if…

Commerce Getting Ready for Space Traffic Mission

15 Jul 2019

In the article “Commerce Getting Ready for Space Traffic Mission” Jacqueline Feldscher describes the plans for the Commerce Department to take charge of sharing data about the locations of orbiting spacecraft’s with the public. She also interviews Kevin O’Connell, the director of the Office of Space Commerce at the Department of Commerce. O’Connell highlights that he…

Celeste Gventer Discusses Trump Establishing Space Command

22 Jan 2019

In her op-ed, Good Move by Trump to Establish Space Command, but is Organization Change the Answer?, Strauss Distinguished Scholar Celeste Ward Gventer argues that Trump’s attention to the possibility of an attack on US space systems is good, but his solutions may not be the best way to deal with the issue.

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