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Space Traffic Safety: A New Self-Governance Approach for the Smallsat Community

  title={Space Traffic Safety: A New Self-Governance Approach for the Smallsat Community},
  author={Owen C. Brown and Carlos G. Niederstrasser and Glenn E. Peterson},
A new focus, both domestically and internationally, has been placed on the governance of orbital space traffic. Most often referred to as "Space Traffic Management", concern focuses on an increased risk of orbital collisions that can damage operational spacecraft, create interfering orbital debris, and present potential human spaceflight hazards. Small satellites are especially a focus of concern, as potential populations are increasing by orders of magnitude. There are a variety of technical… Expand
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