OneWeb, Boeing settle constellation orbit issue; SpaceX questions OneWeb ownership

by Peter B. de Selding

The agreement by OneWeb and Boeing relieves one orbital-debris concern surrounding the prospect of multiple mega-constellations in low Earth orbit. The two constellations have agreed to orbit some distance from each other to make traffic management easier. But that's just a start. To further protect the orbital environment, OneWeb has proposed debris-mitigation rules that go far beyond today's nonbinding recommendations. Will national regulators follow suit? Credit: Honeywell


PARIS —  Operators of proposed satellite mega-constellations are proposing their own sets of orbital best-practice rules in the absence of concrete steps by the . . .

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