Debris in orbit colliding with other debris

What pilots and sea captains can teach us about collision avoidance in space

Spacecraft owners and operators are showing fresh determination to devise a traffic management scheme that can avoid the historic disruptions to our daily lives that a collision in space could produce. To find solutions, the industry needs to look beyond itself. MITRE’s Kerry Buckley and Tim Gruber explain in AIAA’s Aerospace America what we can learn from those who’ve navigated the seas and flown the Earth’s skies to avoid future collisions in space.

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