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The Pentagon Is Declassifying Lots of Info About What's in Orbit


The Pentagon Is Declassifying Lots of Info About What's in Orbit Not many people need direct access to what the U.S. military calls “space situational awareness,” a fancy term for knowing what man-made objects are in space, and where. But those with an eye on Earth’s orbit now have access to a trove of never-before-seen data about space objects that before now the government has kept secret. The declassification effort, announced in October, yielded another release of data last week. “This is us being transparent, leaning forward and trying to enhance that spaceflight safety through data sharing,” Col. Scott Brodeur, the director of the Combined Space Operation Center, tells Popular Mechanics.   More



(Source: - Dec 14)

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