Dangers of Space Junk Discussed by House Lawmakers

From: Kevin Fetter via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2014 08:34:53 -0700 (PDT)
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From the House: "At 10:00 am on Friday, May 9, 2014, the Space Subcommittee will hold a hearing titled "Space Traffic Management: How to Prevent a Real Life 'Gravity'." There are currently three agencies that play a primary role in tracking and mitigation of orbital debris that may be hazardous to operational satellites or life and property on Earth, if the debris is large enough upon reentering the Earth’s atmosphere. The Joint Functional Component Command for Space (JFCC SPACE), part of the Department of Defense, is responsible for tracking orbital debris, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asserts jurisdiction for mitigating orbital debris from satellites, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulates orbital debris from launch and reentry activities. This hearing will explore the roles and responsibilities of the 
Department of Defense, FAA, and FCC in policing orbital debris, what authorities are currently granted by Congress to federal agencies, and how they coordinate these activities." 

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