I am thrilled to share that my TEDxToronto talk on space debris has been selected by TED for posting on Our lives depend on a world we can’t see: the satellite infrastructure we use every day for information, entertainment, communication and so much more. But Earth orbit is not a limitless resource, and the problem of space debris will get worse without a significant change to our behavior. Natalie Panek challenges… Read More

Robotic maintenance and repair could extend the lives of hundreds of satellites orbiting Earth. Check out this interview with the Huffington Post on the topic of robotic orbital tow trucks and why it is so critical! Satellite servicing programs are incredibly important in a long-term solution to space debris. Satellite servicing has to become a normal aspect of our space infrastructure once we overcome near-term challenges like regulations and policy, in addition… Read More

I have the pleasure of announcing that I will be speaking at the seventh annual TEDxToronto conference, taking place on October 22, 2015 at The Royal Conservatory of Music. This year we are exploring the theme, Thresholds. To learn more visit: and you can watch my speaker intro video here: Natalie Panek TEDxToronto!