Celestial Citizen Ep. #217: Space Environmentalism
On this week’s episode, we’re joined by Dr. Moriba Jah to discuss space environmentalism and provide the latest update on our shared orbital domain.
Moriba joined us here on Celestial Citizen Podcast in Season 1 and he is back again to discuss the recent Russian anti-satellite test as an update to our space sustainability conversation from this past spring, as well as, share more about his new role as the Chief Scientific Advisor at the new space startup, Privateer.
My guest on today’s show, Dr. Moriba Jah, joined the Oden Institute core faculty in 2018 at the University of Texas at Austin, and is currently serving as an Associate Professor at the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. As previously stated, Moriba is also the Chief Scientific Advisor at Privateer, a much-anticipated space startup that aims to tackle humanity’s ever-increasing space debris problem. He is also the Program Lead of Space Security, Safety, and Sustainability at the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law, as well as, a research affiliate with the Space Enabled Group at MIT Media Lab.
You can check out the first episode of Shifted Space (mentioned in this episode) which is part of a documentary series featuring Dr. Moriba Jah and focusing on the interconnectedness between land, sea, and sky.