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CODER 2020 Schedule

DECEMBER 1 | DECEMBER 2 | DECEMBER 3

NOTE: All times listed are for Eastern Standard Time

TUES., DECEMBER 1, 2020

9:00AM

WELCOMING REMARKS AND INTRODUCTION
Introduction: Henry Hertzfeld, Director of the Space Policy Institute, George Washington University 


9:10AM 

ECONOMIC THEORY APPLIED TO SPACE DEBRIS SCENARIOS 
Moderator: Andrea Sommariva, Director, SEE LAB, SDA Bocconi University 

Speakers:
Akhil Rao, Assistant Professor of Economics, Middlebury College 
Clelia Iacomino and Aristea Saputo, Research Fellows, SDA Bocconi SEE Lab
Alexander Salter, Assistant Professor of Economics, Rawls College of Business, Comparative Economics Research Fellow, Free Market Institute, Texas Tech University 

Format: 10 minutes presentations, followed by Q&A discussion

10:10AM

BREAK
10:25AM

PUBLIC & PRIVATE INCENTIVES TO REDUCE THE RISK OF SPACE DEBRIS
Moderator: Ian Christensen, Director of Private Sector Programs, Secure World Foundation  

Speakers:
Tim Maclay, President, Celestial Insight, Inc.
Chris Kunstadter, Global Head of Space, AXA XL 
Diane Howard, Chief Counsel for Space Commerce at the U.S. Department of Commerce 

Format: 10 minutes presentations, followed by Q&A discussion


11:10AM

ECONOMICS AND CURRENT POLICY APPROACHES: LOOKING AT THE EVIDENCE: IS SPACE DEBRIS A SERIOUS ECONOMIC PROBLEM TODAY? WHAT COST EFFECTIVE ECONOMIC AND POLICY INCENTIVES TO MITIGATE DEBRIS WOULD BE POSSIBLE TO IMPLEMENT?
Moderator: Henry Hertzfeld and Andrea Sommarive

Speakers:
Dan Oltrogge, Director, Center for Space Standards and Innovation, and Founder and Administrator of the Space Safety Coalition
Gabriel Swiney, Office of the Legal Advisor, U.S. Department of State 
Brian Weeden, Director of Program Planning, Secure World Foundation 

Format: Interactive panel discussion


12:00PM

KEYNOTE LECTURE

Roberto Battiston, Former Head of ASI 

1:15PM BREAK
2:00PM

MITIGATION 
Moderator: Ray Sedwick, Professor & Director, UMD Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research

Rupture of A COPV Struck By an Orbital Debris Particle: Including the Effects of Temperature, Copv Contents, and Shielding
William P. Schonberg, Professor in the Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Major Hazards in LEO from Decaying Internet Satellites 
Kenneth J. MacLeod, SPST

Format: 15 minutes presentations, followed by Q&A discussion

2:45PM  BREAK
3:00PM

REMEDIATION
Moderator: Ray Sedwick, Professor & Director, UMD Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research

The Role of Autonomy in Rendezvous, Proximity Operations, and Docking For On-Orbit Satellite Services
Trevor Bennett, Co-Founder and CTO, Starfish Space, Inc.

The Value of Embodied Energy to Incentivize Debris Removal with Electrodynamic Tethers 
Sven G. Bilén, Professor, Penn State University
Jesse K. McTernan, Assistant Teaching Professor, Penn State University
Madeline Mayer, Graduate student, Penn State University

The Existential Threat to the One-Trillion Dollar Space Economy and a Possible Solution
Marshall H. Kaplan, Professor of the Practice, University of Maryland

Format: 15 minutes presentations, followed by Q&A discussion


4:00PM WORKSHOP ENDS FOR DAY

WED., DECEMBER 2, 2020

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9:00AM WELCOMING REMARKS
9:15AM

KEYNOTE

Mark Mulholland
Lead for STM/SSA Policy and Strategy, MITRE Corporation, at the Office of Space Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce


10:00AM

SPACE POLICY & LAW 
Moderator: Brian Weeden, Director of Program Planning, Secure World Foundation

A Totality of the Circumstances Test for Space Debris
Michael J. Listner, Founder and Principal, Space Law and Policy Solutions

Core Issues in Sustainability and Orbital Debris Mitigation for a New Space Age 
Charity Weeden, Vice President, Global Space Policy, Astroscale U.S.
& Luc Riesbeck, Space Policy and Research Analyst, Astroscale U.S.

Slash the Trash: Incentivizing De-orbit
Rebecca Reesman, Project Engineer, Aerospace Corporation, Center for Space Policy and Strategy (CSPS)

The Space Law Games: Fault and Liability in Geostationary Orbit
Mert Evirgen, Ph.D. Student, Northumbria University, UK

Internalizing Space Debris as a Risky, Accumulating Externality with Retroactive Liability Pooling
Alex Gilbert, Ph.D. Student, Colorado School of Mines

Format: 15-20 minutes presentations, followed by Q&A discussion

11:45AM BREAK
12:30PM

SPACE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS | SESSION 1
Moderator: Ray Sedwick, Professor & Director, UMD Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research

The Australian Space Agency’s SSA Roadmap: Australian Context, Methodology and Learnings
Marie Le Pellec, Director Space Sustainability & SSA, Chief Technology Office, Australian Space Agency

The S3T Surveillance Radar, the Spanish Contribution to the Protection of Low Earth Orbit 
Cristina Perez, Head of Operations, CDTI/ CDTI/Spanish Space Surveillance and Tracking Operation Center (S3TOC)

KIAM RAS Activities Based on ISON Observational Data
Artem Mokhnatkin, Co-Manager, ISON Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (KIAM RAS)

Format: 15 minutes presentations, followed by Q&A discussion


1:30PM

SPACE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS | SESSION 2
Moderator: Ray Sedwick, Professor & Director, UMD Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research

Anomaly Detection with State Representation Using Rso Proper Elements
Di Wu, Ph.D. Student, University of California San Diego

Space-Based Optical Observation for Space Debris of Geostationary Orbit
Rui Wang, Graduate Student, Kyushu University

Improving Covariance Realism Through Consider Analysis in Orbit Determination
Alejandro Pastor, Ph.D. Student UC3M and GMV

Format: 15 minutes presentations, followed by Q&A discussion

2:30PM BREAK
2:45PM

SPACE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS | SESSION 3
Moderator: Ray Sedwick, Professor & Director, UMD Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research

The Ratio of Debris-To Meteoroid-Induced Damage in Near-Earth Space
Althea Moorhead, Space Scientist, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Astronautical Knowledge Modeling – Spaceflight Semantics and AI for Astronautics
Robert J. Rovetto, Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Space Traffic Mgmt. (STM) Working Group

Format: 15 minutes presentations, followed by Q&A discussion


3:45PM WORKSHOP ENDS FOR DAY

THUR., DECEMBER 3, 2020

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9:00AM WELCOMING REMARKS
9:15AM

SPACE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT
Moderator: Ray Sedwick, Professor & Director, UMD Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research

Low Earth Orbit Traffic Management through Slotting Using Flower Constellation Theory
Miles Lifson, Ph.D. Student, MIT

Space Traffic Management Solutions And Curbing The Counterspace Race: The Space Community’s Opinion on Using SSA Data for Building TCBMS
Nadejda “Nadia” Stoyanova, Ph.D. Student, University of South Dakota

Roadmap for Global Agreement toward Long-Term Sustainability of Space – Some Activities in the AIAA Space Traffic Management Working Group
Robert J. Rovetto, Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Space Traffic Mgmt. (STM) Working Group

Format: 15 minutes presentations, followed by Q&A discussion


10:15AM BREAK
10:30AM

ORBITAL DEBRIS AND STM POLICY PRIORITIES FOR THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION | PANEL DISCUSSION
Moderator: Brian Weeden, Director of Program Planning, Secure World Foundation

Kaitlyn JohnsonDeputy Director and Fellow in the Aerospace Security Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Josef KollerSystems Director, The Aerospace Corporation, Center for Space Policy and Strategy

Sujai Shivakumar, Senior Advisor, National Academy of Public Administration

Therese Jones, Senior Director of Policy, Satellite Industry Association,


12:00PM Closing Remarks