NORSS will this week be exhibiting and presenting at the International Workshop on Satellite Constellations & Formation Flying at the University of Strathclyde’s Aerospace Centre of Excellence.
The workshop – the tenth of its kind since 1997 is organised by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF’s) Astrodynamics Committee and runs from the 16th to 19th July.
Director of NORSS Ralph (Dinz) Dinsley will be presenting a session entitled ‘Introducing The Law Games – predicting legal liability and fault in satellite operations.’ It includes discussion of a paper co-authored with Professor Chris Newman, Professor of Space Law at Northumbria University. The paper is based on use of the war game concept to predict and evaluate responses to future challenges for outer space operators and users. Delegates will participate in this as part of a wider discussion about ‘Constellations and space traffic management’.
The workshop brings together a multi-disciplinary group of academics and industry professionals with involvement in the science and engineering and commercial business opportunities presented by developments in the outer space market. A growing segment of this market is satellite constellations and formations.
This year’s workshop will therefore focus on commercial and other opportunities arising from recent advances in the field of astrodynamics applied to satellite constellation and formation flying.
Also integral to the workshop is an exhibition showcasing the best of R&D in the satellite market. NORSS will be available to show off what it calls its ‘‘military grade expertise’ from its group of experts from backgrounds including RAF Officer, civilian contractors and government executive agencies (space agencies). Its services cover consultancy for operators, operational support, education, and policy development. A particular focus is on Space Situational Awareness and on conjunction analysis (collision prevention).
NORSS is a company that provides outer space management consultancy and develops opportunities for academia, industry and governments. It campaigns for sustainable use of space and a fair and open regulatory environment.