Marcus Holzinger, a Smead Faculty Fellow and associate professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, is set to speak to the United States Senate.
Holzinger will address the Subcommittee on Space and Science on Thursday, July 22, 2021.
The hearing is set to begin at 8:00 a.m. MDT and will focus on Space Situational Awareness, Space Traffic Management, and Orbital Debris. The hearing will be broadcast live on the US Senate website.
Holzinger's research focuses on theoretical and empirical aspects of space domain awareness. He is the author or co-author over 100 conference and journal papers.
As nation-states and commercial businesses launch more satellites into orbit, tracking and management of orbital debris and derelict satellites has become an area of important concern for corporations and national security.
Four speakers, including Holzinger will address the committee. Other witnesses include Karina Drees, President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, Kevin O’Connell, Founder and CEO of Space Economy Rising LLC, and Paul Graziani, Chief Executive Officer of COMSPOC Corp.