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2009 Space Governance Roundtable and Space Debris Congress

6 May 2009: International & Interdisciplinary Roundtable on Space Governance

May 2009: Distinguished speakers at the International & Interdisciplinary Roundtable on Space Governance

See the roundtable's Programme and registration (rev. 22 Apr 09) [.pdf] or consult the presentations below.

  • Keynote Lecture by Dr. Gérard Brachet [.pdf], Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paris, France (former Director General of CNES)
  • Presentation by Dr. K. Kasturirangan, Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India (former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation)
  • Presentation by Dr. Karl Doetsch [.pdf], President, Doetsch International Space Consultants, Victoria, Canada (former President of Canadian Space Agency and of International Space University)
  • Presentation by Dr. Ray A. Williamson [.pdf], Executive Director, Secure World Foundation, U.S.

7-9 May 2009: International Interdisciplinary Congress on Space Debris

May 2009- attendees of the International Interdisciplinary Congress on Space Debris

See the Programme and backgrounder (rev 22 Apr 09) [.pdf] or consult the presentations below.

Session 1 – Space Debris Capstone (7 May 2009)

Chair: Lubos Perek (CAS, Czech Republic)
Reporter: Brian Weeden (Secure World Foundation, US)
Invited Papers by:

Fernand Alby (CNES, France) [.pdf]
Rudi Jehn (ESA, Germany) [.pdf]
Darius Nikanpour (CSA, Canada) [.pdf]
Stephan Hobe and Jan Mey (IASL, Germany) [.pdf]

Session 2 – Analysis of the UN COPUOS Debris Mitigation Guidelines (7 May 2009)

Chair: Richard Tremayne-Smith (OoS, UK)
Reporter: Yaw Nyampong (IASL, McGill, Canada)
Invited Papers by:

Stephan Hobe (IASL, Germany) [.pdf]
David Wright (UCS, US) [.pdf]
Niklas Hedman (UN OOSA, Austria) [.pdf]

Session 3 – Current Coordination and Implementation (7 May 2009)

Chair: Jeffrey Foust (Futron, US)
Reporter: Catherine Doldirina (IASL, McGill, Canada)
Invited Papers by:

Michael Taylor (USAF, US) [.pdf]
Laura Montgomery (FAA, US) [.pdf]
Carsten Wiedemann (TUB, Germany) [.pdf]
K.R. Sridhara Murthi (ISRO, India) [.pdf]
Feng Jiehan (WU, PRC) [.pdf]
Michael Yakovlev (CRIMB, Russia) [.pdf]
Hugues Gilbert (CSA, Canada) [.pdf]
• Takashi Nakajima, (JAXA, Japan) (TBC)
• David A. Turner (DoS, US) (TBC)

Session 4 – Discussion of Implementation Strategies (8 May 2009)

Chair: K. Kasturirangan (NIAS, India)
Reporter: Michael Mineiro (IASL, McGill, Canada)
Invited Papers by:

Adigun Ade Abiodun (UN OOSA) [.pdf]
• Peter Martinez (SAAO, South Africa)
Wade Huntley (UBC, Canada) [.pdf]
Ram Jakhu (IASL, Canada) [.pdf]
Richard DalBello (INTELSAT, US) [.pdf]
Tommaso Sgobba (IAASS, the Netherlands) [.pdf]
Dave Finkleman (CSSI, US) [.pdf]
Xavier Pasco (FRS, France) [.pdf]
Rudi Jehn (ESA, Germany) [.pdf]

Session 5 – Complementary Initiatives (8 May 2009)

Chair: Claudio Portelli (ASI, Italy)
Reporter: Catherine Doldirina (IASL, McGill, Canada)
Invited Papers by:

Brian Weeden (Secure World Foundation, US) [.pdf]
Luca del Monte (ESA, France) [.pdf]
Maria Buzdugan (Milbank, US) [.pdf]
William Ailor (Aerospace Corporation, US) [.pdf]

Session 6 – The Way Forward (9 May 2009)

Chair: Paul Dempsey (IASL, McGill, Canada)
Reporter: Yaw Nyampong (IASL, McGill, Canada)

Brian Weeden (Secure World Foundation, US) [.pdf]
• Ciro Arevalo (Chairman of COPUOS)
• Lubos Perek (CAS, Czech Republic)
• Richard Tremayne-Smith (OoS, UK)
Jeffrey Foust (Futron, US) [.pdf]
• K. Kasturirangan (NIAS, India)
Claudio Portelli (ASI, Italy) [.pdf]