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Backgrounder: Media briefing at 6th European Conference on Space Debris
 

Backgrounder: Media briefing at 6th European Conference on Space Debris

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Top 4 findings, panellist names and details on the media briefing held at the end of the 6th European Conference on Space Debris, ESA/ESOC, Darmstadt, 25 April 2013.

Top 4 findings, panellist names and details on the media briefing held at the end of the 6th European Conference on Space Debris, ESA/ESOC, Darmstadt, 25 April 2013.

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    Backgrounder: Media briefing at 6th European Conference on Space Debris Backgrounder: Media briefing at 6th European Conference on Space Debris Presentation Transcript

    • 6th European Conference on Space DebrisConcluding Press Conference25 April 2013, 12:45 CEST – 14:15 CESTat ESA‘s Space Operations CentreDarmstadt, GermanyLIVE online:www.livestream.com/eurospaceagency
    • Press Conference Panelists Chair: Prof. Dr. Heiner Klinkrad, Head of ESA Space Debris Office(& International Academy of Astronautics, IAA) Prof. Dr. Thomas Schildknecht, International Committee on SpaceResearch (COSPAR) Dr. Manuel Metz, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR Christophe Bonnal, Centre national détudes spatiales (CNES / FR) Dr. Claudio Portelli, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI / IT) Dr. Hugh Lewis, UK Space Agency (UKSA)Moderator: Bernhard von Weyhe, ESA Communications
    • Press Conference ConclusionsEurope’s largest-ever Space Debris (SD) conference concluded:Urgent need to undertake active debris removal andemploy sustainable strategies for future missions1) The necessity for sustainable implementation for future spacemissions, including post-mission disposal2) A consensus on the near-term need for active SD removal3) An urgent need for research and development activities to enable‘pilot’ SD removal missions4) A consensus on SD removal as being an environmental problem ofglobal dimensions that must be assessed in an international context,including UN bodies
    • 6th European Conference on Space DebrisConcluding Press ConferenceTHANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTIONQUESTIONS ?25 April 2013 at ESA‘s Space Operations CentreDarmstadt, GermanyMore on Space Debris: www.esa.int/debris