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LeoLabs’ New Radar Tracks Tiny Space Debris

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LeoLabs CEO and co-founder Dan Ceperley says the firm has a mission “to drive a new era of transparency in LEO.”

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New Space Debris Rules Stalled By Year-Long Interagency Spat

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“Of all people, it’s the ‘space warmongers’ doing the most to try to sustain the (space) environment,” one DoD official said.

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Astroscale US Targets DoD Sat Servicing Market

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“DoD is a customer like any other, with a future need for servicing its own satellites to extend mission life,” says Astroscale US President Ron Lopez.

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O’Connell: Debris Top Priority in New Space Safety Rules

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Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and debris mitigation can be seen as just “another high-end data analytics problem,” says Kevin O’Connell, of the Commerce Department.

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Lockheed Joins Satellite ‘Sustainability’ Rating System

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“Let’s not practice ASAT technology in Low Earth Orbit,” says Rick Ambrose, Lockheed Martin’s executive vice president for Space.

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FCC Debates Space Debris Rules

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“It is rocket science, after all,” says Trump-appointed FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, who questions the commission’s mandate on orbital debris mitigation oversight for commercial space companies.

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Satellite Firms Debate New Commerce Space Safety Rules

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Industry officials say there remain strong pockets of resistance to any new regulations, especially among aggressive space startups.

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NRL’s LARADO Project Hopes To Track Tiny Space Debris

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Navy Research Lab’s LARADO (Laser-sheet Anomaly Resolution and Debris Observation) project conjures images of a Wild West cattle drive, and in a way that is apropos as space scientists have long been attempting to wrangle better estimates of the population of on-orbit debris.

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STRATCOM’s Hyten Calls For Space Rules After India’s ASAT Test: Update

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SPACE SYMPOSIUM: For the first time, the United States is sharing its space war plans, known as Olympic Defender, with a small number of allies, says the head of Strategic Command. Gen. John Hyten told us in a Monday evening interview that a new version of the plan was published “last December,” he said. “Everything that… Keep reading →

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Indian ASAT Debris Threatens All LEO Sats: Update

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Indian claims of no threat from ASAT test debris is “nonsense.”

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