Thompson: Lack of international agreements will make space 'difficult' to manage

By Michael Marrow / September 28, 2022 at 2:55 PM
International agreements will be needed to control the burgeoning number of objects in orbit, a top Space Force official said today, warning that the continued growth of satellites without certain guardrails will harm future space operations. The number of objects in orbit currently sits at around 40,000, Vice Chief of Space Operations Gen. David Thompson said during Defense News’ virtual State of the Space Force summit today, an amount that is expected to more than double within a decade...

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