Maj. Gen. Stephen Whiting said the transfer of space traffic management responsibilities can't happen until Commerce gets the necessary resources.
SDA is the new term replacing Space Situational Awareness, according to an Oct. 4 memo from Air Force Space Command.
Under the Space Policy Directive 3 (SPD3), the National Space Traffic Management Policy (issued on June 18, 2018), the Department of Commerce was called upon to “be responsible for the publicly releasable portion of the DOD catalog and for admin…
A venture linked to a former space mining company announced Oct. 21 a very different project, using blockchain technology to provide crowdsourced space situational awareness (SSA) data.
“We really need to be fully online as a lot of these large constellations hit their peak stride. We are right on schedule with that.”
Kevin O’Connell, director of the Commerce Department’s Office of Space Commerce, said the repository, called the Unified Data Library, is the first step in the transfer of some space situational awareness responsibilities as requested by the White House last year.
At last week's international air chiefs conference, "every country talked about their space launch business."
At least a dozen fragments from India’s March 27 anti-satellite test reached altitudes above 1,000 kilometers, meaning some debris will stay in orbit much longer than estimated by India, according to research from Analytical Graphics Inc. (AGI).
ExoAnalytic Solutions, a company that tracks satellites and space debris using ground-based telescopes, announced a partnership April 1 with NorthStar Earth and Sky, a Canadian startup developing a constellation of 40 satellites that will track objects in space.
Space is becoming more congested, competitive and contested with thousands of small LEO satellites set to be put into orbit over the next decade. These assets offer the opportunity to provide un-dreamt of levels of connectivity – but have also c…
The Air Force said India's anti-satellite missile test posed no risk to the International Space Station
The round brings NorthStar E&S’s total funding to 83 million Canadian dollars and ends a funding drought from when the company announced its plans three years ago.
Air Force: “The need for timely and accurate object tracking is paramount to the defense of space."