"These advances in capabilities are concerning, they are not a surprise," Gen. David Thompson, vice chief of space operations, said Dec. 4 at the Reagan National Defense Forum
Sue Gordon, former principal deputy director of national intelligence, said the Russians fully understood the consequences of the ASAT test
Gen. David Thompson said it would make sense for the government to pay companies to clean up space junk if such services existed.
New CSIS report looks at three key governance issues: orbital debris mitigation, rendezvous and proximity operations, and insurance requirements
Satellite broadband startup OneWeb says no other system on its low-Earth orbit satellites will be built for higher reliability than the deorbit module it is including to prevent the creation of space debris.
The recent catastrophic explosion of the DMSP-F13 satellite — which has caused 43 new pieces of space junk — confirms once again that space debris has become one of the highest concerns for the space community.