AIAA Endorses Space Debris Resolution Written 31 October 2019

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The Office of U.S. Senator Tim Kaine reports that on Wednesday, U.S. Sens. “Tom Udall (D-NM) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a resolution to maintain U.S. leadership in protecting satellites and spacecraft in Earth’s orbit from space debris and ensuring that all nations cooperate to promote the peaceful use of space for research and commercial purposes.” AIAA Executive Director Dan Dumbacher said, “The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) – the world’s largest aerospace technical society – endorses Senators Tom Udall and Tim Kaine’s resolution in support of the United Nations’ 21 guidelines for the sustainable use of space.” Dumbacher added, “It is imperative for the United States to continue to work with the global space community to ensure that all actors abide by these recommended behaviors and best practices in space. The United States must remain a leader in this effort, and the adoption of this resolution will send a strong, positive message about our commitment to our international counterparts.”
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