News & Announcements

ISSF Opposes Space Fence Closure

Updated September 1, 2013 Washington, D.C. — The International Space Safety Foundation (ISSF), a non-profit organization that promotes space safety, opposes the planned shutdown of the U.S. Air Force’s Space Fence locations in the United States prior to the construction and startup of the next-generation Space Fence known as the Air Force Space Surveillance System (AFSSS). The Space Fence, which provides nearly […]

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International Space Safety Foundation Applauds UN Group of Experts on Step Forward for Space Safety

Washington, D.C. — The International Space Safety Foundation (ISSF) applauds the United Nations Group of Government Experts on Transparency and Confidence Building Measures (TCBMs) for reaching consensus on TCBMs for space activities. As the US State Department stated, the group noted the importance of spacefaring nations to “consider and implement a range of measures to enhance the transparency of outer space activities, […]

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ISSF Congratulates Member NanoSatisfi on a Successful Launch

The International Space Safety Foundation (ISSF) offers congratulations to member and home office host NanoSatisfi on a successful first launch. NanoSatisfi’s first two satellites, ArduSat-1 and ArduSat-X, launched aboard the fourth Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-4) cargo ship on August 4. HTV-4 successfully berthed with the International Space Station on August 9. The ArduSats are not yet operational, however; first […]

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ISSF Signs Home Office MOU with NanoSatisfi

The International Space Safety Foundation (ISSF) and NanoSatisfi, Inc. are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that establishes ISSF’s new home office at NanoSatisfi’s San Francisco headquarters. “We appreciate NanoSatisfi agreeing to assist the ISSF in this matter, with special thanks to Peter Platzer, and we welcome NanoSatisfi as a new member of the ISSF,” […]

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ISSF Congratulates Dr. Heiner Klinkrad, Recipient of the IAASS Space Sustainability Award

The International Space Safety Foundation (ISSF) congratulates Dr. Heiner Klinkrad and the European Space Agency’s Space Debris Office, this year’s winners of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) Space Sustainability Award.  The Award, named after the late NASA space debris research pioneer Joseph P. Loftus, is granted to an individual or team who has made an […]

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ISSF Welcomes Christopher Stone as Vice President of Policy & Strategy

The International Space Safety Foundation (ISSF) is pleased to welcome Christopher Stone to the newly created Executive Committee position of Vice President of Policy & Strategy. In this role, Mr. Stone will assess the policy and regulatory landscape in the light of space safety issues, propose positions for ISSF to support, and advise ISSF on internal strategy to achieve such […]

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Michael Kezirian Joins ISSF as Vice President of Research and Education

The International Space Safety Foundation is pleased to welcome Michael Kezirian as the new Executive Committee Vice President of Research and Education. Dr. Kezirian will be taking over the post from Joseph Pelton, a long-time supporter and promoter of ISSF. Having served as VP of Research and Education as well as served a two year stint as interim President and […]

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ISSF Welcomes New Board Members

The International Space Safety Foundation (ISSF) is pleased to welcome our newest Board Members: Dr. Michael Simpson and Mr. Chris Kunstadter. These two individuals bring key strengths to our organization and will provide invaluable guidance as ISSF advances its mission to support key initiatives in space safety research and collaboration. Dr. Simpson is Executive Director at the Secure World Organization, […]

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