Projects

Measuring Space Power: A Comparative Assessment of Australia and Worldwide Space Actors

This project led by Associate Professor Rodrigo Praino comparatively measures Australia’s spacepower using an innovative framework based on the intersection of capacity and autonomy. Through this analysis, it will be possible to understand how a state can increase its status as a Space Power by acting on both hard and soft aspects of its spacepower makeup.

This project has received funding support from the Department of Defence Strategic Policy Grants Program. Views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of Defence.

The Cybersecurity of Outer Space

This project led by Associate Professor Rodrigo Praino explores issues related to the cybersecurity of space assets, the risks that cyber-threats pose to technology that relies on space infrastructure to function, and possible responses to this type of cyber attacks.

International Space Station Archaeological Project (ISSAP)

This Project is the first large-scale space archaeology project. It is a joint venture led by Dr. Justin Walsh (Chapman University – Orange, CA, USA) and Dr. Alice Gorman (Flinders University-Adelaide, SA, AUS) together with an international team of scholars. The project studies the crew of the International Space Station as a “microsociety in a miniworld.” It will have positive effects on the development of long-duration space missions, and it will extend the discipline of archaeology into a new context.

Environmental Management in Space

This ongoing project led by Associate Professor Alice Gorman examines the underlying philosophy and practical principles of applying an environmental management framework to Earth orbit, cislunar space and the Moon, and other environments throughout the solar system such as asteroids. This includes cultural heritage management, mitigating impacts from off-Earth mining and resource exploitation, and developing new concepts to understand planetary landscapes and the rights of nature.

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Disclaimer: Views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of Defence or Flinders University