Space Traffic Operations & Debris
The increase of orbital debris and spectrum competition are just a couple of the ways that space is growing more crowded. To address the growing risks to operating in space safely and to our ability to sustain current and future space activities, CSPS research raises awareness of these issues and explores solutions for safe and sustainable space operations.
Space Traffic Management Terminology
Space traffic management (STM) is a topic of much international discussion in the aerospace community. But what is STM?
Enabling a New Space Paradigm: Harnessing Space Mobility and Logistics
Can the U.S. Space Force mature its Space Mobility and Logistics (SM&L) capabilities using four approaches—Participant, Customized, Anchor Tenant, and Owner—that do not readily exist in space today?
Commercial Normentum: Space Security Challenges, Commercial Actors, and Norms of Behavior
Given the steadily increasing role of commercial actors in international space activities, are there possibilities for commercial stakeholders to participate in the development of space norms beyond safety and sustainability in peacetime, including into situations involving hostile action?
Latest Papers, Events & News
Issue Brief: A Short Guide for Understanding and Assessing U.S. Space Sustainability Initiatives
Active Debris Removal
Game Changer: Triggers and Effects of an Active Debris Removal Market
CubeSat Industry Day Outbrief
CubeSat Confusion: Technical and Regulatory Considerations
Light Pollution From Satellites
Airspace Integration in an Era of Growing Launch Operations
Space Traffic Management: The Challenges of Large Constellations and Orbital Debris
Slash the Trash: Incentivising Deorbit
Cislunar Stewardship: Planning for Sustainability and International Cooperation
Space Traffic Operations & Debris Podcasts
Systems Director, Center for Space Policy and Strategy
Senior Project Engineer, Space Enterprise
Senior Project Engineer, National Security Space Programs Policy & Oversight
Technical Fellow, Space Innovation Directorate
Barbara Manganis Braun
Principal Director, Corporate Chief Engineer’s Office