U.S. Policies Relevant to Orbital Debris

October, 2020
IDA document: D-16397
FFRDC: Science and Technology Policy Institute
Type: Documents , Space
Asha Balakrishnan See more authors
This presentation—prepared for the IDA Orbital Debris Forum, held October 8–9, 2020—outlines current orbital debris policies and how they are changing. The United States has a number of policies, either through congressional action leading to regulation or through executive branch policy, that set forth guidance on orbital debris issues. This is an evolving landscape as regulatory agencies are undergoing updates to their regulation on orbital debris, and new national-level policies have recently been signed.