Aerospace Corp. proposes smallsat GPS transponder for improved space traffic management

by Amy Svitak

LOGAN, Utah -- With as many as 20,000 satellites expected to be launched over the next 10 years, space traffic management is projected to become increasingly challenging.

To help deal with the coming deluge of small spacecraft planned in low Earth orbit, the Aerospace Corp. is advocating a new approach to tracking satellites in space, one that could rely on a hosted GPS transponder that would help operators reduce costly collision avoidance maneuvers while increasing the predictability of space traffic.

To this end, Aerospace is evaluating a concept for . . .

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