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The 10th IAA Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructures

on 06 August 2021

Between 5 – 6 August 2021, the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) and the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) organised the 10th IAA Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructures. The event took place in hybrid mode in the Danube Delta, Romania.

The increasing dependence on certain space systems places them in the area of critical infrastructures, whose disruption or destruction would generate lasting damage. In this context, the aim of the event is to bring space experts at the same table and build a common rationale and straightforward understanding of the ways in which short and long-term space-related action should be framed for the benefit of all actors involved.

Space represents a strategic objective, as space systems contribute to the well-functioning of civilian, military, security and defense functions. With the growing number of actors involved in space research, threats on space systems could increase as such technologies need an integrated vision.

The interconnectivity of space systems and the world’s growing dependence on them can have damaging consequences for all nations, if irresponsible acts occur in space.

The topics of this year’s conference were: the new space configurations, critical cases and global regulations (e.g. liabilities, ownership of space infrastructures), space traffic management and the legal issues and regulations regarding national, regional and global space systems, with an accent on Romania, European Union and the United States of America.

More information is available at the following link.

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Image credit: ROSA