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DoD Declassifies Space Traffic Data to Back Commercialization Effort

The Department of Defense has started to declassify space traffic data as part of the U.S. government’s effort to advance space commercialization and safety, Popular Mechanics reported Thursday. “This is us being transparent, leaning forward and trying to enhance that spaceflight safety through data sharing,” Col. Scott Brodeur, director of the Combined Space Operation Center, told the publication.

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NASA Open to Sharing Scientific, Space Situational Awareness Data With China

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine recently commented on the possibility of collaborating with the China National Space Agency by sharing scientific data as well as space situational awareness information, Space News reported Monday. Bridenstine’s remarks are a response to statements made by China National Space Agency chief Zhang Kejian, who had proposed during an earlier panel that teams from the U.S. and China prepare a kind of “cooperation list.” 

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Mike Pence: White House to Relaunch National Space Council

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has said President Donald Trump will issue an executive order to revive the National Space Council, Space News reported Tuesday. Jeff Foust writes Pence said Monday at a ceremony for the presidential signing of a NASA authorization bill that Trump asked him to chair the space council that last operated …

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Maj. Gen. David Thompson: DoD Space Object Tracking Website Forecasts Movements

Air Force Maj. Gen. David Thompson, plans and policy director at the U.S. Strategic Command, has outlined the new information features of a Defense Department website that are designed to track so-called “objects of unknown origin.” Amaani Lyle reported Monday for DoD News that Space-Track.org includes information on the location of space debris to help satellite owners …

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