Virtual dive into the world of "Space Safety"
8 December 2020 – With the support of astronaut Dr. Thomas Reiter, Munich Aerospace publishes a second online course covering the topic “Space Safety”.
How can we prevent satellites from colliding? How safe are astronauts on the ISS? What are the benefits of their research for man and the environment? Experts from the European Space Agency (ESA), Technical University of Munich, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Bundeswehr University Munich and Ludwig-Maximilians-University address these questions in Munich Aerospace’s second online course "Space Safety".
The topic “Safety in Orbit” gains in importance in space research through the increasing use of space. Many satellites orbiting raise the risk of space debris. At the same time, we start appreciating the opportunities of space utilization. If we want to rely on our smartphones or weather predictions now and in the future, new solutions have to be found to guarantee space safety.
In addition to the keynote lecture by ESA astronaut Thomas Reiter, the course covers the topics safety in space, space debris, space medicine, space weather, general cyber security and its legal basis, as well as surveillance and protection from asteroids.
- - Keynote Lecture – Dr. Thomas Reiter (ESA)
- - Space safety overview – Dr. Holger Krag (ESA)
- - Space weather – Dr. Juha-Pekka Luntama (ESA)
- - Space debris – Dr. Jan Siminski (ESA, Munich Aerospace Alumnus)
- - Collision avoidance – Dr. Holger Krag (ESA)
- - Planetary defense and asteroid impacts – Dr. Detlef Koschny (TUM/ESA)
- - German SSA centre/GSSAC – Johannes Gelhaus (DLR)
- - Cyber and public security – Prof. Udo Helmbrecht (UniBwM)
- - Space medicine – Prof. Alexander Choukér, Prof. Peter zu Eulenburg, Dr. Dominique Moser, Dr. Tobias Wöhrle (LMU)