Episode 133: How Stuff Works: Space Weather, Satellites & Human Safety

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March 20, 2024
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Eastern Time
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About Episode 133

What’s the science behind how space weather affects our satellites and the services they provide? What design and operations options protect satellites and humans in space? Can we really predict space weather and the next “solar maximum?” To find answers to these questions and more, Aerospace's Colleen Stover sat down with space weather experts Juha-Pekka Luntama, Head of the European Space Agency’s Space Weather Office, and Dr. Paul O’Brien, Senior Scientist at Aerospace’s Space Science Applications Laboratory.

This episode is part of the Center for Space Policy and Strategy's series on “Space Safety Through a Global Lens”. The series covers a range of foundational topics on issues related to space safety from an international perspective, including:  

  • How Stuff Works: Space Weather 
  • What Is Space Safety?  
  • Science and Cooperation Against Debris 
  • Europe Eyes Sustainable Space 
  • The In-Space Rescue Gap 
  • 3-2-1 Launch to Safety 

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