Sustainability of Outer Space

OCTOBER 18, 2019

Dr. Moriba Jah

Professor, Aerospace Engineering
University of Texas

What is the talk about?

Is it really true that there are over 20,000 junked satellites in outer space? What is their fate? Dr. Jah examines what we can do to make space safe, secure and sustainable in the long term.

About our presenter

Dr. Moriba Jah

Dr. Moriba Jah

Dr. Jah grew up in Venezuela. After joining the U.S. Air Force, he discovered aviation and eventually pursued aerospace engineering. Dr. Jah came to the University of Texas by way of the Air Force Research Laboratory and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory prior to that, where he was a Spacecraft Navigator on Mars missions. He is the director for Computational Astronautical Sciences and Technologies at UT.  His research focuses on identifying and tracking space objects. Dr. Jah is a Fellow of multiple astronomical and astronautics organizations, as well as a 2019 TED Fellow and speaker. He has served on the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and has testified to Congress on his work.