Sorting Out Responsibility For Space Traffic Management

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The growing number of commercial satellites entering service is pressing the case for designating a space traffic management agency to help prevent collisions, aerospace industry groups say.
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An office within the U.S. Commerce Department is developing a capability to manage satellites in orbit, following through with the role assigned to it by the Trump administration. The Office of Space Commerce (OSC) plans to launch a space traffic management (STM) pilot program in the next couple...

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