SpaceX and risks for satellite collisions

The second generation of SpaceX constellations increases the risk for satellite collision. In the letters to the US Federal Communication Commission NASA and NSF outline risks and call for ‘defined rules of the road’ for space traffic. You can read letters here.

In December 2021, China alerted the UN about the increased risks of collisions caused by SpaceX constellations. As outer space gets busier, the national regulators and UN will feel more pressure to develop ‘the road rules’ for satellite traffic.