Moriba Jah: The world's first crowdsourced space traffic monitoring system
TED Fellow Moriba Jah studies and predicts the motion of objects in space in an effort to make space safe, secure, and sustainable. Full bio
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in the movie "The Martian."
motion of objects in space.
of hazardous objects on orbit --
from, roughly, half a million objects
as small as a speck of paint.
as small as say, a smartphone.
that we should be concerned about,
about 26,000 of these objects.
only 2,000 actually work.
never comes back.
will collide with each other
one of their satellites on orbit,
just randomly scattered in orbit.
the curvature of space-time,
a maximum capacity of traffic
like a space traffic map,
traffic conditions are in space,
10 different answers.
on orbit is not commonly shared either.
space traffic information system
of where everything is located
norms of behavior --
space traffic monitoring system
of information from around the globe --
that anybody can access today.
orbiting the earth,
of space traffic map:
from the US government?
your space traffic map would look like.
to monitor space-actor behavior,
ABOUT THE SPEAKERMoriba Jah - Space environmentalist
TED Fellow Moriba Jah studies and predicts the motion of objects in space in an effort to make space safe, secure, and sustainable.
Why you should listen
All kinds of junk are floating around in space -- old satellites, rockets, other man-made debris -- that pose an increasing danger to space missions. Astrodynamicist Moriba Jah monitors this orbital debris with ASTRIAGraph, a software that tracks the positions and speeds of objects in Earth’s orbit. Jah's vision is for AstriaGraph to become a crowd-sourced citizen-science platform that will make information about space traffic openly available to future generations. His ultimate goal is to make space safe, secure and sustainable.
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