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FCC updates orbital debris rules for first time since 2004

Friday 24 April 2020 | 15:12 CET | News
The Federal Communications Commission has unanimously approved updated rules to mitigate orbital or space debris. In its first update in over 15 years, the FCC said the new requirements "improve the specificity and clarity of rules that require disclosure of debris mitigation plans by satellite companies." The changes include requiring that satellite applicants assign numerical values to collision risk, probability of successful post-mission disposal, and casualty risk associated with satellites that will re-enter earth's atmosphere.

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