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RNZ: NZ’s space agency to track objects in orbit

The New Zealand Space Agency is expanding its ability to track objects launched into orbit. A pilot scheme will allow officials to monitor satellites launched from New Zealand, to minimise space debris and collisions as a “regulator of space activity.” Thirty-seven satellites have been launched into orbit from New Zealand in the past two years, six of which have since fallen back to earth.

LeoLabs and New Zealand space agency unveil regulatory platform for low earth orbit

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — LeoLabs, Inc., the leading commercial provider of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) mapping and Space Situational Awareness (SSA) services today announced the world’s first dedicated regulatory platform for LEO: the Space Regulatory and Sustainability Platform, developed as a joint initiative between LeoLabs and the New Zealand Space Agency (NZSA).

SpaceNews: As it plans LEO constellations, DoD must prepare to deal with congestion

“On National Security” appears in every issue of SpaceNews magazine. This column ran in the June 10, 2019 issue. The buzzword in military space these days is “proliferated LEO,” which is Pentagon-speak for large numbers of small satellites in low Earth orbit.