tech track papers
Categories: 2019, Space Policy
The United States’ Space Policy Directive – 3, “National Space Traffic Management Policy” identifies the need for more than 20 different space traffic management (STM) related standards, best practices, and guidelines to be developed to address a wide range of STM issues. This paper will assess the completeness of the list of standards, best practices, and guidelines called out in SPD-3 and identify gaps. Next, the paper will assess how they should be prioritized from a national security perspective. Then the paper will identify what organizational mechanisms currently exist, or will need to be created from scratch, to facilitate the formation of the 20+ global STM Guidelines, Best Practices, and Standards, and to promulgate them internationally. Lastly, the paper will explore the role of the Department of Defense in the establishment of such mechanisms.
Author: Michael GleasonTopic: Space Policy