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SSS Interview on Space Policy

03 Mar 2021

In a new episode of the SSS program’s video series, Dr. Cassandra Steer, Senior Lecturer at the Australian National University College of Law and Mission Specialist with the ANU Institute for Space, sits down with Collin Ma, a Senior at UT Austin studying Mechanical Engineering and Director of Test Operations for the Texas Engineering Rocket Lab. After…

Dr. Jah Featured in BBC’s The Inquiry

02 Mar 2021

Dr. Moriba Jah, Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at UT Austin and Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar, was featured in a recent episode of the BBC’s Inquiry podcast on space junk. Dr. Jah began by emphasizing that near earth space is a finite resource—one which is becoming increasingly polluted by “mission-related debris,” or…

Dr. Jah Provides Insight for the Incoming Administrator of NASA

01 Feb 2021

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 op-ed…

Dr. Jah Provides Recommendations for the Office of Space Commerce’s New STM Pilot Program

19 Jan 2021

Dr. Moriba Jah, Director of the Strauss Center’s Space Security and Safety Program and Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at UT Austin, recently published an op-ed on SpaceWatch.Global. In it, he provides recommendations for the forthcoming Space Traffic Management Pilot program to be headed by the Office of Space Commerce. His recommendations…

SSS Video Series Episode: The International Space Station

14 Jan 2021

In this second episode of the Space Security and Safety (SSS) Program Informational Space Policy Video series—the Strauss Center’s Brumley Fellow for the SSS program, Alyssa Goessler dives into the geopolitics of the International Space Station. Alyssa describes some of the earliest political tensions surrounding the ISS and explains how, despite these early tensions, it…

Jah Launches New Space Situational Awareness Project With IBM

02 Dec 2020

Professor Moriba Jah, Lead of the Strauss Center’s Space Security and Safety Program and Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, recently launched a Space Situational Awareness Project with IBM. This project will use IBM’s technologies to build upon ASTRIAGraph, the existing open source…

SSS Program Releases Interview with Dr. Ruth Stilwell

24 Nov 2020

In this inaugural space expert interview episode of the Space Security and Safety (SSS) video series, Dr. Ruth Stilwell, Executive Director of Aerospace Policy Solutions LLC, sits down with Collin Ma, a Senior at UT Austin studying Mechanical Engineering who also serves as the Director of Test Operations for the Texas Engineering Rocket Lab. In this episode, Dr….

Dr. Jah Awarded Membership in the International Academy of Astronautics

30 Oct 2020

Professor Moriba Jah, Lead of the Space Security and Safety Program at the Strauss Center and Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the Cockrell School of Engineering, was recently named a member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA.) The IAA is “an independent organization of distinguished individuals elected by their peers…

Professor Jah Launches “Moriba’s Vox Populi” Web Series

15 Oct 2020

In the inaugural episode of his new web series, “Moriba’s Vox Populi”, Professor Moriba Jah, Program Lead of the Strauss Center’s Space Security and Safety Program, hosted a diverse panel of space experts for an organic conversation on a host of space-related issues. The panelists began with a discussion of light pollution and specifically the rift between astronomers, who…

Introducing a New SSS Video Series & its Inaugural Episode: Space Traffic Management

18 Sep 2020

The Strauss Center’s Space Safety and Security program is pleased to announce the launch of a new video series. These videos will help to explain and clarify the fundamental issues of space policy for a general audience. Future episodes will also include interviews with space policy experts as well as opinion pieces by Strauss-affiliated fellows and scholars. …

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