The Outer Space Institute

For the sustainable development of Space


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  • Alice Gorman and Moriba Jah were featured on Aljazeera to discuss the politics of space debris and space debris removal. Listen here: Revisiting space debris: The rubbish you didn’t see coming.
  • Steven Freeland’s recent Space Law Breakfast episode featured Ranjana Kaul and Kai-Uwe Schrogl for a conversation on preserving outer space for peaceful purposes. Watch the recap here: Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland #9
  • For an update on OSI initiatives, Fellow’s media appearances and publications over the past few months, give our short April 2022 OSI Newsletter a read!
  • On 18 April 2022, Vice President Kamala Harris announced that the United States would commit not to conduct destructive, direct-ascent ASAT (anti-satellite) missile tests. Read a statement by OSI co-directors Aaron Boley and Michael Byers on the development here.
  • The International Open Letter on Kinetic Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Testing is open for additional signatures. Should you wish to add your name, please use the following form (link). The current full list of signatories is available here (link)
  • Who We Are

    The Outer Space Institute (OSI) is network of world-leading space experts united by their commitment to highly innovative, transdisciplinary research that addresses grand challenges facing the continued use and exploration of space. Comprised of physical scientists, social scientists, lawyers, engineers, industry leaders, and policy makers, there is no other body like it anywhere. The transdisciplinary approach enables the OSI to identify challenges, opportunities, and solutions that have been overlooked by other groups. By breaking down barriers that prevent people in different fields from working together, the OSI is able to further challenge assumptions that are often taken for granted in building public policy.