Space to Grow: What Does Space Sustainability Really Mean?

On this new podcast, Astroscale’s Chris Blackerby and Charity Weeden bring their compelling experience and expertise to map out the technology, international policy, and scalability that will define the next generation of space exploration.


Looking up to the skies once presented a world completely unknown, but we now know what lies beyond this planet. Space is both mysterious and essential to life on Earth, but what does space sustainability really mean? Diving deep into this topic and more are Chris Blackerby, COO at Astroscale, and Charity Weeden, VP, Space Policy, Astroscale U.S.

Why a podcast on space? Well, this one’s quite different.

“It’s a really important time in history, and we need to be talking about the infrastructure of space, sustainability, and the future,” Weeden said.

Aerospace is in its infancy, but there needs to be a clear path for exponential growth without exponential debris. Astroscale’s dedicated mission is developing technology and policy to protect orbital highways and remove space pollution.

Blackerby and Weeden both have long careers in aerospace. Weeden was fascinated by the idea and space at a young age and knew that was her path. Her career includes military service, working for NORAD, and serving as a space diplomat before joining Astroscale. Blackerby worked for NASA on the policy side and as a diplomat in Japan prior to working for Astroscale.

With their compelling experience and expertise, they’re charting out an exciting season that will focus on five pillars: technology, policy and international cooperation, business and customer development, fundraising and scaling, and the influence and impact on society.

“We have a unique perspective on these topics for a few reasons. We’re a start-up, have an international perspective, and have co-hosts with different experiences,” Blackerby commented. “It’s going to be fun conversations as we discuss the sustainability aspects of space and the possibilities and opportunities.”

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