Emerging Issues in New Space Services: Technology, Law, and Regulatory Oversight 

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Next-generation commercial spacecraft are beginning to encroach on a variety of capabilities that were once only available to government missions, or in some cases, capabilities that are entirely new. From satellite servicing and maintenance to debris mitigation to space tourism, these advancing technologies hold great promise, but policymakers will need to consider new ways to ensure safe and responsible behavior in space.  

While these decisions won’t be made immediately, now is the time to start discussions while there’s still time to shape the trajectory and expectations of these emerging industries. 

Authors: Josef Koller, Rebecca Reesman, Tyler Way