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Dr Ben Greene: Cleaning Up Space Junk With Lasers
Tue. 6 June 2017, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm AEST
About the talk
Dr Greene will introduce the Space Environment Research Centre (SERC), a multi-national research collaboration for the management and mitigation of space debris. SERC's mission involves developing and commercialising technologies to reduce the threat to space-based infrastructure from space debris. SERC research leverages very accurate information from new optical space tracking facilities in Australia to develop viable near-term strategies to move debris in space using only ground-based lasers. The first on-orbit tests of this approach using full-scale lasers will take place in 2019.
About the speaker
Dr Ben Greene is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Electro Optic Systems (EOS) as well as the Chief Executive Officer of the Space Environment Research Centre (SERC). Dr Greene is internationally recognised for his expertise in space research and the development and commercialisation of innovative solutions in the tracking, monitoring and management of space debris. He is also regarded as a leader in space technology programs for geodesy, gravity field determination, GNSS development, space navigation, remote sensing, satellite systems, high power lasers, inter‐continental time transfer and space surveillance.