U.S. Senators ask FCC to lead debris-mitigation policy ahead of mega-constellations’ arrival

by Peter B. de Selding

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — Two members of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Oct. 2 asked the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take formal steps to mitigate the proliferation of space debris as the FCC considers licensing mega-constellations of thousands of satellites.

In a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) asked the FCC to form a working with including NASA and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop a policy on mitigating debris.

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