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The FCC’s Rules on Space Junk Just Got Stricter

There’s an international element to the debate, too, as the FCC’s rule could apply to some satellite operators beyond the US. “The FCC is trying to design this so that it’s not only applicable to US license-seekers, but anybody who wants to access the US market. They’re trying to flex…
bubmag
October 5, 2022
Space Debris

The U.S. is getting serious about space junk

The U.S. government is taking legal steps to limit the amount of space junk — the cloud of dangerous debris still orbiting the Earth — after more than six decades of space races, rocket launches, planetary missions and booming satellite activity.  The key measure is the imposition last week by…
bubmag
October 3, 2022
Space Debris

The FCC Is Finally Taking Space Junk Seriously

Since the dawn of the space age 65 years ago, spent rocket stages, derelict satellites and other orbital flotsam have steadily accumulated around Earth, where they can pose grave dangers to astronauts and uncrewed spacecraft alike. Today, with thousands of satellites now in orbit and tens of thousands more slated…
bubmag
September 19, 2022
Space Debris

Hashtag Trending Sept. 12 – Meta dissolves Responsible Innovation Team; FCC wants to cut down on space debris, and Garmin reacts to Apple Watch Ultra

Meta dissolves its Responsible Innovation Team, the FCC wants to reduce space debris by decommissioning specific satellites, and Garmin reacts to the Apple Watch Ultra with a battery claim.  That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Monday, September 12, and I’m your host,…
bubmag
September 12, 2022