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Cosmic ‘highway code’ could help combat the space junk threat

A coalition of space experts is urging governments across the globe and space sector operators to adopt a new set of guidelines that are aimed at tackling the risk of space junk.

The Space Safety Coalition (opens in new tab) lays out best practices for the sustainability of space operations in light of a burgeoning number of satellites being launched into space. Among the recommendations is a “rules of the road”-style guidebook for maneuvering spacecraft to avoid space junk-generating collisions.

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