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Space Safety Coalition Forms

18 Sep 2019, 16:13 UTC
Space Safety Coalition Forms
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MAUI, Hawaii, Sept. 18, 2019 (Space Safety Coalition PR) — A first-of-its-kind global ad hoc coalition dedicated to developing and maintaining a set of “living” space-safety best practices was announced today at the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference – AMOS.

The new coalition, the Space Safety Coalition (SSC), is comprised of space operators, space industry associations and space industry stakeholders. SSC aims to lead by example, actively promote responsible space safety through the voluntary adoption of relevant international standards, guidelines, and practices, and the development of more effective space safety guidelines and best practices.

To date, twenty organizations have endorsed the SSC’s Best Practices document, includingAMOS by Spacecom, Analytical Graphics, Astroscale, AXA XL, Centauri, D-Orbit, Geeks without Frontiers, Hellas-Sat, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Iridium, Loverro Consulting, MAXAR, OneWeb, Planet, Providence Access Company, Secure World Foundation, SES, Space Data Association, Virgin andXTAR. Additional organizations are in the process of endorsing the initiative and more are always welcome to participate.

Entities endorsing this effort agree to promote and strive to implement the SSC’s set of aspirational best practices for the long-term sustainability of space operations. The SSC will evolve and maintain these best practices, which generally are applicable to all spacecraft ...

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