WEBINAR | 8th August 2022 | 09.00 am – 12.00 pm (Jakarta Time)
- Repost Shanti Shamsadani
Emerging Threats to Space Sustainability & Risks to Indonesia’s Space Economy & Digital Connectivity.
First in Indonesia – A Forum on Space Sustainability & Satellite
Brought to you by:
S. ASEAN International Advocacy & Consultancy (SAIAC) & Universitas Indonesia (Dept of Electrical Engineering)
Digital connectivity and its satellite infrastructure are of paramount importance to the objectives of the Government of Indonesia and the wider Southeast Asia
The new space economy is characterized by the emergence of private actors as alternatives for space launching and some of these private actors are also building satellite mega-constellations of thousands of satellites.
This has triggered a race in the deployment of satellite mega-constellations in the closest orbit to earth: LEO (Low Earth Orbit).
This race between satellite mega-constellations to quickly grab hold as much as possible of the “globally shared” LEO orbital resource is resulting in a significant increase in the risk of unavoidable space collisions, the production of large amounts of space debris and the potential foreclosure of the global LEO orbital resource to other nations for their own LEO satellite plans.