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Space Safety Regulations and Standards by Ram Jakhu, Joseph N. Pelton

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Chapter 12 Space situational awareness and space traffic management standardization

David Finkleman

Center for Space Standards and Innovation, Analytical Graphics, Inc.

Chapter Outline

  • Introduction…………………………………137

  • Diversity in Space Operations…………………………………137

  • Consensus in Space Situational Awareness…………………………………139

    • Natural phenomena…………………………………139

    • Astrodynamic data…………………………………139

      • Observational data…………………………………140

      • Orbit data…………………………………141

    • Population of space objects…………………………………142

    • Risks and threats…………………………………143

  • Conclusions…………………………………144

  • Notes and references…………………………………145

Introduction

The continuing increase in orbital debris represents a threat to space safety for manned space missions and unmanned ...

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