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Dancing Lights in Space: How to Manage The Risks of Satellite Close Approaches in Geostationary Orbit
January 26 UTC-7
There are increased concerns by both commercial satellite operators and governments about uncoordinated close approaches of their satellites by others in space. This is particularly true in the geostationary belt, where many valuable commercial and national security satellites orbit the Earth in predictable locations.
The Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Secure World Foundation (SWF) are holding a virtual event from 10:00 to 12:00 EST, January 26, 2022, to discuss this issue and what might be done about it. The event will kick off with a keynote address from Ms. Audrey Schaffer, Space Director for the U.S. National Security Council, which will be followed by panel discussions on current space situational awareness capabilities to see what is happening in space and national and multilateral policy initiatives to manage the risks posed by close approaches.
The event will also introduce the Satellite Dashboard, a new public website developed by SWF, CSIS, and the University of Texas at Austin, that uses publicly-available data to monitor and detect close approaches in the geostationary orbit.
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