SpaceX: US should vet debris measures for constellations seeking US access

by Peter B. de Selding


About 7,000 satellites have been launched since the dawn of the space age. If a couple of the mega-constellations now in development are actually built, they will equal that figure in just a few years. Boeing has since lowered the orbit of its proposed constellation to between 970 and 1,082 kilometers after an agreement with OneWeb to assure safe operations. Credit: ESA


PARIS — SpaceX is asking U.S. regulators to force even non-U.S.-licensed satellite systems to meet the same standards of debris-mitigation measures as those . . .

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