Mandate of the Space Hazards Committee

  • Determination of best practices/techniques for (a) assessing space hazards (space weather, space debris, asteroids & comets in Near-Earth Orbit), and (b) modelling the population and long-term propagation of space debris.
  • Evaluation of needs, concepts & proposals for active debris removal.
  • Proposals for space system design w.r.t. debris mitigation, shielding against hyper-velocity impacts & protection against other cosmic threats.
 ibraunw001p1 "Success in space demands perfection. [...] The failure of only one portion of a launch vehicle or spacecraft may cause failure of an entire mission."
Wernher Von Braun