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Satellite mega-constellations stir a debate over avoiding catastrophic orbital crashes


Satellite mega-constellations stir a debate over avoiding catastrophic orbital crashes The retired commander of the U.S. Strategic Command says the tens of thousands of satellites that SpaceX, OneWeb and Amazon are planning to put into orbit over the next few years will require a new automated system for space traffic management — and perhaps new satellite hardware requirements as well. Retired Gen. Kevin Chilton laid out his ideas for dealing with potentially catastrophic orbital traffic jams at the University of Washington on Friday, during the inaugural symposium presented by UW’s Space Policy and Research Center.   More



(Source: GeekWire - Dec 8)

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