This article is about the need for space traffic standards. It specifically focuses on international space traffic standards. Space traffic is currently tracked by radar. But, many objects—mainly space debris—moving in outer space are too small to be tracked and are still dangerous. The Kessler Syndrome predicts frequent collisions with increasing space debris in outer space in the near future. A four-fold increase in navigable outer space objects is likely. Therefore, organization of space traffic is urgently needed.
Paul B. Larsen, Space Traffic Management Standards,
J. Air L. & Com.