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Commercial Space Exploration and Travel – Chances and Risks

25 September 2023 @ 8:00 am 27 September 2023 @ 5:00 pm UTC+1

The meeting “Commercial Space Exploration and Travel – Chances and Risks” will bring scientists, students, politicians, journalists and other stakeholders together to discuss the ethical, political legal, societal and environmental aspects of commercial space travel.

It will take place at Malmfälten Adult Education Centre in Kiruna, Sweden in from September 25th, 2023 in the  morning to September 27th, 2023 in the evening. Apart from offering a very interesting programme, the meeting will take place during Lapland’s very beautiful Indian Summer, which enables good opportunities to se the Northern Lights. The following themes will be covered:

  • Legal, ethical and societal issues concerning commercial space exploration
  • Environmental issues concerning space exploration
  • Protection of extraterrestrial bodies
  • Spin-offs of scientific space exploration
  • International cooperation in commercial use of space: will space exploration be restricted to a few powerful countries and regions?
  • Space research and exploration as a chance for remote regions in Europe
  • Global governance efforts regarding the commercial use of space
  • Mining of extraterrestrial bodies
  • The future of commercial space travel

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