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The Nexus of Space and Sustainability

In the midst of the space industry’s exhilarating expansion, the need to confront its environmental impacts and navigate the challenges posed by a changing climate has never been more critical. ASCEND ignites a relentless pursuit of knowledge, dedicated to unraveling the intricate connections between space activities and planetary well-being. Prepare to unveil innovative strategies and ignite game-changing solutions at the intersection of space and sustainability. Together, we unleash the force of our collective ingenuity to safeguard the future of space exploration and utilization, propelling us toward a sustainable destiny that transcends the boundaries of our planet.

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2023 Program Highlights

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SGAC/ASCEND Workshop on Space Sustainability

Session Formats

ASCEND’s program allows you to experience the content in four formats. Make the most of your time at ASCEND by understanding what each format offers.

The Orbital Sustainability Paradox: Lots of Debris... Where are the Economic Incentives?

Sustainably Scaling Space Infrastructure - Now is the Time.

We are likely to experience in the next decade a boom in space activity with rapidly increasing launch cadence, mass to orbit, and deployment of new capabilities with proliferated mega-constellations.

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Space and Sustainability Resources

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Lunar energy
TECHNICAL PAPER

LUNENCO – A Business Case Study for Commercial Lunar Energy

Elizabeth E. Engeldrum, Nick Yugo, Nathan Davis, and Gerard Lebar
Earth Observation1
TECHNICAL PAPER

End-to-end protocol stack (for future Earth Observation Missions)

Michael Koller, Jeremy Pierce Mayer, and Tomaso de Cola
Normalizing Sat Servicing
ARTICLE

Normalizing satellite servicing

BY KAREN KWON | APRIL 2023
Comet Conundrum
ARTICLE

The comet conundrum

Feature on identifying and cataloging dangerous comets BY JON KELVEY | FEBRUARY 2023

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