A World Without Space
The International Space University, in conjunction with the University of South Australia, runs the Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program every summer in Adelaide. This year, one of the team projects examined what would happen if we lost access to space.
The team focussed on the types of technology that would be affected and the impact of these losses from commercial, economic, ethical, legal, political, societal, and technological perspectives. They then forecast how such a scenario might progress across time spans of a day, week month, and year, while briefly considering the ability to recover services from both terrestrial systems and repopulation of orbits.
Their study provides not only a relatable and intimate picture, but also encourages and inspires an understanding of the importance of space to our increasingly interconnected society.
About the Speaker: Erin Madden
Erin is a Systems Engineer at Nova Systems working in weapons, test and evaluation. She is an innovation representative within Nova, is a keen advocate for STEM education, and has a passion for mission control.