Space is becoming more crowded. A growing number of governments are launching satellites each year, and companies like SpaceX and OneWeb plan to send thousands of satellites into orbit over the next several years. But as the number of satellites increases, does the world have a plan for manage space traffic?

In this episode, guest speaker Brian Weeden of the Secure World Foundation joins us to discuss the recent growth of space traffic, and then outline various global efforts–both political and technological—to manage space traffic. We also explore how space traffic management may evolve moving forward in light of the increasingly cheaper and easier access to space.

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About the Author
Bobby is a second-year MA candidate in the Security Policy Studies program at the George Washington University’s Elliott School. He serves as the Show Notes Writer for Matters of State. Prior to attending GW, Bobby worked as a legal assistant for the government contracts practice of a DC law firm. He earned his BA in Political Science and Economics from the University of Notre Dame. His academic and professional interests are cyber security and energy security policy.