The Urgency Of Ensuring Sustainability in Space
Krystal Azelton is a Director of Space Applications Programs at Secure World Foundation and has over 10 years of international and domestic space, public policy, and management experience. Prior to joining SWF, Ms. Azelton was a consultant at Access Partnership, where she worked with international satellite service providers and other leading technology companies on policy issues related to spectrum management, emergency communications, telecommunications standards, orbital debris, and multilateral processes including representing industry at the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission. She has also served as a project manager at the Tauri Group, a leading aerospace analytics firm, providing research, analysis, strategic planning, and regulatory assessment to government and commercial clients. She led and supported production of NASA’s strategic plans, audits, performance plans, budgets, and annual reports. Her work exposed to the full range of NASA’s Earth observation, human exploration, and aviation programs. In that role, she was also recognized as a key member of a data management team that received the NASA Group Achievement Award.
The space sector is currently teeming with new activities, from more frequent satellite launches to the massive media coverage of celebrities going to space, from expanding members in the Artemis Accords to the growth in space debris. The excitement in the industry has been palpable, yet experts have also been raising the alarms in the need for better space governance. With the increase in the number of anti-satellite tests, new technologies for potential solutions, and the fast growth of the commercial satellite industry, the need for solutions that ensure space sustainability is becoming simultaneously more possible and more urgent.
Secure World Foundation (SWF) is committed to bring space sustainability to diverse international audiences. It, along with the UK Space Agency, will be hosting the 4th Summit for Space Sustainability on June 22-23 in London. The Summit is a unique high-level gathering of global stakeholders from government, industry, and civil society, designed to highlight risks and opportunities and to develop solutions for space sustainability.
The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions in dialogue with Krystal Azelton.
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