Space News: Scott Kordella on Securing a Safe Lower Earth Orbit
If outer space is the "final frontier," the private commercialization of low Earth orbit (LEO)—about 100-1,200 miles up—could become the new Wild West if we're not careful.
With more and more companies involved in the "business" of space, companies will focus on near-term business success rather than long-term sustainability and shared safety of operations. But there are significant resiliency and safety issues. So, what to do? In the March 11th Space News commentary, Scott Kordella looks at the challenges and how we can move forward to meet both economic and safety concerns.