About

Mission

SustainSpace encourages the reuse of space technology to benefit sustainability endeavors in outer space and back on Earth, and in turn, for those endeavors to support futher space development. SustainSpace is both a blog and a product development firm.

Editor

  • Mark Ciotola, editor. Mark has experience with geosciences, aerospace, information technology, and policy. (JD, MBA, BA Physics, Grad Cert Space Sciences).
  • Olivia Mah, researcher. Olivia has experience with biostatistics, financial mathematics and information technologies (PhD, MS, MBA).

Focus

This site focuses on high performance sustainability technologies, especially related to closed-loop life support, especially those that can be reused for sustainability purposes on Earth. Some coverage is also given to the use of remote sensing for sustainability purposes.

Technologies are organized into the following categories:

  • Air (air recycling, sensing, clean-up)
  • Astroculture (space crop chambers, agriculture)
  • Comprehensive (systems supplying multiple human needs)
  • Energy (generation, storage, distribution, monitoring)
  • Waste Recycling (solid waste recycling)
  • Water (wastewater treatment, drought mitigation)

Enablers:

  • Accelerators/Incubators
  • Funding
  • Competitions

Activities

  • Blogging about space technologies that have potential for sustainability purposes on Earth
  • Concept and product development
  • Microgrants

Disclaimer

Although attempts are made for accuracy, the reader should not depend on any published information, but should do thrown due diligence and verification. Explicit conflicts of interest will be noted in stories published when such conflicts exist, but will not be noted retroactively.

Awards

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ESA AZO Space Exploration Masters

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Astrosat & Huntsville Prize 2017