The threat to the International Space Station (ISS) and global satellites from accumulating orbital debris has reached a destructive “tipping point,” according to a Sept. 1 report issued by the National Research Council (NRC). The growing hazard, compounded by intended as well as unintended collisions, justifies additional resources for NASA’s Orbital Debris Program Office, a new strategic mitigation strategy and a re-examination of restrictions that prevent any one country from sweeping ...

THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS

You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "National Research Council Calls For Greater NASA Focus On Orbital Debris".

 

Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.

 

Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.