Tag Archives: space situational awareness

NAPA Report Says Commerce Dept ‘Best Suited’ to Handle Space Traffic Management; Wilbur Ross Quoted

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A National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) report has concluded that the Department of Commerce (DOC), particularly its office of space commerce, is the best agency to oversee space traffic management work within the federal government.

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DoD Eyes Commercial, Nat’l Security Transition for Space Tech Under ‘Hallmark’ Program

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The Department of Defense (DoD) is coordinating with national security organizations and commercial entities as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency prepares to conclude its research and development program for space situational awareness technologies this year.

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DoD Declassifies Space Traffic Data to Back Commercialization Effort

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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

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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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