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.
Take a look at some of our favorite articles that we came across while researching this topic:
- Muddling through space traffic management, Brian Weeden, Space News
- 1st Satellite Built to Harpoon Space Junk for Disposal Begins Test Flight, Tereza Pultarova, Space.com
- Space Policy Directive-3, National Space Traffic Management Policy, The White House