Planetary Defense

INTRODUCTION by Prof. Dr. Frans von der Dunk ‘Planetary Defense’ sounds like science fiction: defending the Earth against extraterrestrial invaders, much like depicted in ‘War of the Worlds’. The reality is slightly more prosaic, but no less important in the long run: major portions of our planet and human life Read more…

Space Sustainability

INTRODUCTION by Dr. Peter Martinez While outer space exploration represents infinite possibilities to the human imagination, certain behaviours can threaten the usability of space and its many resources. “Space sustainability” is ensuring that all humanity can continue to use outer space for peaceful purposes and socioeconomic benefit now and for Read more…