Paper Title

Space Traffic Update

Presenter Information

Stephen Earle, FAA AST

Presentation Type

Paper (supporting PowerPoints may be added as Additional Files)

Location

Henderson Welcome Center

Start Date

18-1-2018 1:30 PM

End Date

18-1-2018 3:15 PM

Abstract

Leaders from the FAA have testified that now is the time to begin a civil space traffic program to address the growing safety issues of orbital safety. In the first 60 years of space launch the world lofted just under 8,000 payloads. Roughly 1700 of those payloads are currently actively providing science, serving exploration, beaming communications signals, and providing other valued space based services. In the next 5 to 10 years the number of payloads that will be launch exceed the number of payloads from the last half-century of spaceflight and the number of active payloads will increase five-fold. Additional safety services are essential to the continued growth of commercial space activities. A civil safety service can ensure commercial activities receive the dedicated products necessary to protect space operations and preserve the space environment for future use. The Space Traffic Update presentation covers the current state of play on the development of Space Traffic programs.

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Space Traffic Update

Henderson Welcome Center

Leaders from the FAA have testified that now is the time to begin a civil space traffic program to address the growing safety issues of orbital safety. In the first 60 years of space launch the world lofted just under 8,000 payloads. Roughly 1700 of those payloads are currently actively providing science, serving exploration, beaming communications signals, and providing other valued space based services. In the next 5 to 10 years the number of payloads that will be launch exceed the number of payloads from the last half-century of spaceflight and the number of active payloads will increase five-fold. Additional safety services are essential to the continued growth of commercial space activities. A civil safety service can ensure commercial activities receive the dedicated products necessary to protect space operations and preserve the space environment for future use. The Space Traffic Update presentation covers the current state of play on the development of Space Traffic programs.