The Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy provides a showcase for the highest quality scholarship from around the world addressing the challenges and characteristics of science and innovation policy and processes.
Miles will be presenting Influence of Commercial Satellite Operator Data Sharing and Emerging Space Nation Stakeholder Preferences on Space Traffic Management System Architecture in Session 9F: Space Policy.
ABSTRACT: Space sustainability and mechanisms for the coordination of space traffic are drawing increasing attention from the associated technical and policy communities. This presentation discusses work to understand the needs of two key stakeholder groups, commercial satellite operators and nations with emerging space programs. It then analyses how their preferences influence and constrain the design-space for a space traffic management (STM) system. Work is underway to begin designing a U.S. STM system, which will powerfully influence subsequent efforts to integrate STM globally. The conclusions of this work help assess the usefulness of different strategies for STM coordination to inform future research, uncover inherent system design trades, and promote the development of a more just and effective system.