Welcome to Planetary Sustainability!

Space is our Environment, too

Megaconstellations in the night sky, junk in Earth’s orbit, the race to the moon and its resources: planetary sustainability comprising Earth and its space environment is ever more important.

Our Vision

Humans are setting out for the stars. Our space environment is being used more and more intensively, mega constellations are beginning to light up the night sky and disrupt science. Junk is accumulating in the more heavily used Earth orbits. It’s not just the U.S. that wants to go back to the Moon, and this time plans to use its resources.

As time on Earth is limited, we need to move. But we need ethical guidelines in the area of outer space, which is an international domain, especially because the law remains open to interpretation.
Moreover, we need to link the issues of sustainable space use with the environmental debate here on Earth: we should discuss an 18th Sustainable Development Goal for our space environment. #SDG18

About Us

This is a non-profit initiative aiming to foster the discussion by organizing an international workshop on topic.(#PLASUS21)
To make this happen, we want to establish a short-term research position at the University of Bern for Dr. Andreas Losch, MBA, who initiated this research in previous years.

Dr. Andreas Losch, MBA

What people say about planetary sustainability

People need natural resources to make a living and in the long run this will include natural resources from outer space.

COSPAR Assembly 2018 Member

We (as space researchers) need guidelines to decide how to conduct research benefiting sustainable development.

COSPAR Assembly 2018 Member

History & More Information

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