1 big thing: A make-or-break moment for cleaning up space junk
Companies and governments around the world are racing to figure out how to clean up human-made junk that is cluttering space.
Why it matters: Trackers are seeing more and more close calls between satellites, as companies work to deploy constellations of hundreds to thousands of small spacecraft, adding to fears that those small satellites could become junk themselves.
Systems Director, Center for Space Policy and Strategy
Dr. Josef S. Koller is a systems director for the Center for Space Policy and Strategy at The Aerospace Corporation.