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
Good Neighbors: How and When to Share Spectrum
OPINION: Filling the Gaps in Space Traffic Management
U.S. Space Traffic Management: Best Practices, Guidelines, and Standards
In Your Space: Rendezvous and Proximity Operations Lessons
GPS Transponders for Space Traffic Management
Space Traffic Management in the Age of New Space
Planetary Defense: Risks, Options, and Costs
Commercial Space Activity and Debris Regulation
Space travel debris clutters Earth’s orbit, putting innovation at risk
Orbital Slots for Everyone?
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