What Do the New FCC Space Debris Rules Mean for Operations & Sustainability?

Date & Time
April 23, 2020 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern Time

With space-based services proving critical to life on Earth and thousands of new satellites being planned for orbit, the urgency to maintain a safe and orderly space environment has never been higher.

The Federal Communications Commission has circulated a report & order for new space debris mitigation regulations, and the FCC’s Commissioners are set to vote on this rule on April 23. The rule sets new expectations for maneuverability, information disclosure, cooperation and coordination, and disposal metrics after end of mission, and it has been met with both praise and criticism from the space community. 

What are the real implications of these new regulations, and to what extent do they move space operational sustainability forward? Join Astroscale US as we host a virtual conversation with industry and government experts on the significance of the rule as we usher in a new space age.

To help make this experience more useful, we also suggest you read up on the draft rule on the FCC website.


Thursday, April 23 (2:30 pm to 4:00 pm Eastern)


(You won’t need to download anything, but you will need a Google account to join. Please log in with a Google account before opening the meeting link; if you don’t have a Google account opened, you’ll be prompted to do so.)

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2:30 pm: Opening remarks
2:45 pm: Panel discussion and audience Q&A


Therese Jones
Satellite Industry Association


Dan Oltrogge
Center for Space Standards and Innovation, Analytical Graphics, Inc.

Marlon Sorge
Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies, The Aerospace Corporation

Charity Weeden
Astroscale US

John Janka


Questions? Contact Dave Hebert at d.hebert@astroscale-us.com

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