Space Environmentalist Dr. Moriba Jah is an Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin. He came to UT Austin through the Air Force Research Laboratory and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, working as a Spacecraft Navigator on a handful of "Mars" missions. Qualifications: Mrs. Pearlie Dashiell Henderson Centennial Fellowship in Engineering. Director of CAST - (Computational Astronautical Sciences and Technologies), Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences. Lead for Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law, Space Security and Safety Program. TED Fellow for the following- American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Astronautical Society (AAS), International Association on the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS), Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Served as a US Delegate to the United Nations Committee. On Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN-COPUOS) Elected Academician of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), A Co-Editor of IAA and Elsevier Acta Astronautica journal. Serving on the following committees: IAA Space Traffic Management IAA Space Debris AIAA Astrodynamics IAF Astrodynamics IAF Space Security
Space Missions of Global Importance:
In February 2020, testification for congress on Planetary Defense, Space Weather Protection, and Space Situational Awareness.
Genius Award Winner 2022
I seek to show humanity a path for itself through the lens of space environmentalism and space sustainability. I envision transparent and collaborative solutions to create a circular space economy, improving the oversight of Earth’s orbital spheres.
CNN Video - How to track space junk
Moriba a space environmentalist developed Astriagraph, a program for monitoring space traffic. Watch this!
The Space Highway Above Us
Privateer’s Steve Wozniak, Alex Fielding, and Dr. Moriba Jah chat about the Data Highway Above Us
Moriba Inspires People
Space will never again be pristine, and nobody should remain ignorant about Space Junk in our skies. If we're going to Mars, then this matters.
Armageddon time! Defending Earth from an asteroid
“Dinosaurs are definitely a sign that sort of stuff could happen,” said Moriba Jah, Ph.D., a professor at the University of Texas and co-founder of Privateer Space. The space debris expert said we finally have the technology to prevent an impact.
Dr. Moriba Jah in Shifted Space
An expert in orbital mechanics and professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin. He compares navigating through space junk to crossing an interstate highway, blindfolded, where there are no traffic cops and no traffic rules.
Junk vs. Treasure - The New Frontier Podcast ABC Australia
The space age only dawned in the 50s, but the space around Earth is already crowded with bits from rockets and satellites. Not sustainable.
#TheFeed: Privateer Space
A quick look at the future of space and its junk with Moriba Jah, the co-founder of Privateer Space.
Orbits will be lost—and people will die—later this decade.
Up until about a decade ago, an average of 80 to 100 satellites per year were launched into varying orbits. Some reentered Earth's atmosphere quickly, while others will remain in orbit for decades.
A Pipeline Problem in Space
By working together, Starling and Starlink will show how two constellations “can talk to each other and start playing out different criteria like the right of way.”
Calling On All Space Environmentalists
It’s estimated that more than a million pieces of human-made debris are floating around Earth, most of which come from defunct satellites. “Those are going to become hazards to human lives; at some point, any one of these rockets carrying people is probably going to get struck by a piece of junk that we couldn’t predict was going to be there.”
Op-Ed Column in Aerospace America. Inside scoop on; Space activity, Nationally and Internationally.
Privateer is tracking 27,000 + pieces of human-made objects around Earth's orbit, but the estimated number of Space-Debris is closer to 100 million. Don't believe it, click on the link.
Apple Founder, Steve Wozniak, together with Moriibah Jah and Alex Fielding Co-Founders of Privateer, on mission Not Impossible to clean up Space.
Moriba’s purpose is founded on human connectedness, honoring and respecting our relatedness, and acting from a place of compassion. If you resonate with this and wish to connect, feel free to leave your coordinates here!
Who is Moriba?
Moriba has created a new category of scientists, the Sexy Scientist, and this Astrodynamicist is unapologetic about it.