IDA Ideas (Podcast Transcript) – Orbital Debris Tracking: Improving Orbital Debris Environment Predictions Using Satellite Movement Data

October, 2021
IDA document: D-31858
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents , Space
Division: Operational Evaluation Division
Daniel L. Pechkis, Jason P. Sheldon, Stephen M. Ouellette, Rhett A. Moeller See more authors

In this episode of the IDA Ideas podcast, host Rhett Moeller speaks to Daniel Pechkis, Jason Sheldon, and Stephen Ouellette about how they and others at IDA are helping to improve predictions about the orbital debris environment using satellite movement data. Many of the discussion topics arose during the IDA Forum on Orbital Debris Risks and Challenges, held on October 8–9, 2020, which was attended by IDA researchers and decision makers from the Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force, Department of Commerce, NASA, Federal Aviation Administration, and Federal Communications Commission.

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