#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Space Traffic Management – Impact of Large Constellations on Military Operations in Space.
As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch. Global and Joint Air Power Competence Centre, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Space Traffic Management – Impact of Large Constellations on Military Operations in Space”, originally published by the Joint Air Power Competence Centre for the Conference Read Ahead 2020.
by Mr. Marc Becker, DLR Space Administration, Bonn, Germany
As Space Actors Consolidate their Approaches to Space Traffic Management, What is the Role of the Military?
Space Traffic Management (STM) is currently one of the hottest topics in space policy. While a consensual definition of the term is yet to emerge, it becomes increasingly clear that the international community has to find ways to protect space infrastructure and guarantee the safe and sustainable use of outer space in the long run, amid an ever-growing number of actors and objects in the space domain.