Shoal congratulates the Space Generation Advisory Council on a successful 2017 Space Generation Congress. Shoal’s Roger Franzen (front left) provided subject matter expertise for the Outer Space Treaty Working Group, which included bright young professions that enthusiastically addressed their assigned tasks.

The group sought to deal with three pressing contemporary issues, including:

  1. the management of an ever-growing threat from man-made space debris;
  2. the limitation of the militarisation of space; and
  3. the ever-growing pressure on commercialisation of space.

A summary of the discussions from all the Congress working groups will be compiled into a paper that will then be presented to the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, the International Astronautical Congress, and other space events throughout the year.

The Space Generation Congress is a volunteer initiative run by young space professionals. The congress sets the context of contemporary issues in the space industry and was a terrific event to lead the opening of the International Astronautical Congress this week in Adelaide.