Episode 137: The In-Space Rescue Gap

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May 01, 2024
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About Episode 137

The need for in-space rescue of astronauts and other space participants may not be far off.  What do current space laws say, and not say, about space rescue? What are analogies in other domains? What technological challenges exist, and what could be done in the meantime? In this episode, Colleen Stover from The Center for Space Policy & Strategy chats with experts thinking about these questions – Dr Grant Cates from The Aerospace Corporation and Dr Jan Osburg from the RAND Corporation. 

Want to learn more? Check out the paper “The In-Space Rescue Capability Gap” by Dr Grant Cates.

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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