Protecting the planet and the people

Sustainable Norms of Behavior in Space

University of Colorado Boulder

The absence of reliable data and a clear picture of the disruptions current operators will face as a result of the unrestrained expansion of activities and objects in space has severely hindered progress toward developing norms of behavior for space traffic management. This project seeks to fill that gap by developing a model that can simulate normative conditions that could affect space activities over next 50 to 150 years. Our team will overlay this model with the Nobel-prize-winning Ostrom’s Framework to identify and achieve consensus on international norms of behavior for the space commons.