How Safe Operations in Space Impact Life on Earth

Mar 10, 2023

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Recording: How Safe Operations in Space Impact Life on Earth, Mar 10, 2023

The democratization of space has led to the exponential growth of space activity, placing the conveniences we enjoy on Earth at great risk. We rely on satellite-enabled technologies like GPS, ATMs, the internet and cellphones to conduct daily activities. If any of these satellites were to collide with other objects, the result would be devastating.

The slightest miscalculation in orbit can trigger a catastrophic world event, making space sustainability critical. In this fireside chat, Slingshot Aerospace Co-founder and CEO Melanie Stricklan will discuss with Ryan Duffy, Managing Editor of Payload Space, how and why industry-wide transparency, collaboration and communication will ensure space remains a safe backdrop upon which to continue growing our global economy for generations to come.

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Ryan Duffy

Payload Space

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Melanie Stricklan

Slingshot Aerospace

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