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(Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Fee voted 4-0 Thursday on to undertake new guidelines to deal with the rising dangers of orbital particles to area exploration.
The FCC voted to shorten the interval required for satellites in low-Earth orbit for post-mission disposal from 25 years to 5 years.
“It should imply extra accountability and fewer threat of collisions that enhance orbital particles and the chance of area communication failures,” FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel stated.