Episode 100: Beyond the Basic: Commercial SSA
About Episode 100
While the US military has traditionally managed the world’s space situational awareness (SSA) database of objects orbiting Earth, the bulk of this service is being transferred to the civilian US Office of Space Commerce (OSC). What is a “basic” tracking service that OSC could offer versus an “advanced” service that paying customers could use a commercial company for? How can commercial SSA companies help to ultimately reduce space debris? Join The Center for Space Policy & Strategy’s Carson Coursey (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Colleen Stover as they talk to Ted Muelhaupt, Aerospace consultant and world-class expert in analysis of space traffic management, space situational awareness, space safety, and space debris.
To learn more about Muelhaupt’s expertise read the NBC World News article where he discusses the uncontrolled reentry of the Long March 5B rocket in August 2022.