Active Debris Removal: Policy and Legal Feasibility
The last few decades have seen a growth in both the complexity of space operations and the number of commercial entrants into the space economy. The resulting increase in space debris engenders a need for viable active debris removal (ADR) strategies in spite of seemingly insurmountable legal challenges. Can the legal questions associated with ADR be resolved with a bottom-up approach involving pathfinder missions based on permission and consent?
Issue Brief: A Short Guide for Understanding and Assessing U.S. Space Sustainability Initiatives
Key lines of effort, extrapolated from SPD-3 and reinforced in the 2020 NSP, guide understanding and assessment of recent efforts, and provides insights into where new and continuing efforts should be focused.
Game Changer: Triggers and Effects of an Active Debris Removal Market
Space debris presents such a significant concern that the creation of an active debris removal (ADR) market may be necessary to sustain the space environment. What challenges must be addressed for an ADR market to grow?
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