Inmarsat publishes extensive reports to enhance sustainability, reduce satellite debris, and tighten regulations in space – parabolic arcs

The action plan will minimize orbital collisions, reduce anti-satellite missile testing, adopt new technical standards, introduce kitemarks, and evaluate megaconstellation for economic benefits and sustainability efforts. Includes measures for

London (Inmarsat PR) —Inmarsat, the world leader in global mobile satellite communications, today publishes an extensive report on space sustainability to inform industry operators, national governments and regulators of space debris. He called for collaborative action to reduce and increase safety. Better manage the expansion of low earth orbit (LEO) mega constellations.

Created in collaboration with research firm AstroAnalytica, this report provides detailed recommendations for standards proposed to improve operations in space. These include preventing collisions in orbit, curbing missile testing of anti-satellite weapons, improving satellite disposal, introducing point-based penalties to increase sustainability among satellite operators, and new industry entrants. Includes the implementation of actions against the exclusive practices between. Or the government.

Rajeev Suri, Chief Executive Officer of Inmarsat, said:

“We need a new way of thinking and a new approach to environmental protection in space, which is part of our industry plan for a significant increase in low earth orbit satellite launches that increase the risk of collisions and potential air pollution. It will be more and more important. “

Inmarsat Space Susability Report It reveals that approximately 10,000 tonnes of satellite and rocket objects, including an estimated 130 million space debris, are currently in Earth’s orbit. These numbers can increase dramatically as the so-called mega constellation project prepares for launch, and by the end of the decade the number of LEO satellites could increase from about 4,000 to 100,000.

Today’s report focuses on space middle-to-long-term usability and sustainability concerns, satellite communications for global connectivity and communications, including mobile communications networks, in-flight communications, defense applications, and science. It affects the important services provided by businesses. research.

In the report’s introduction, Sri highlighted three key areas of sustainability behavior.

  • To address the increased risk of catastrophic outbreaks in space due to space debris.
  • Strengthen understanding and action to address environmental hazards in space and recognize potential impacts on climate change.When
  • Regulate and curb looting practices carried out by some private and government satellite operators.

Among the dangers revealed by the report are the threats posed by anti-satellite weapons (ASAT) missile tests conducted in many countries in recent years, resulting in space debris. The report calls on more countries to announce and implement the ASAT test moratorium as soon as possible.

Recommendations for countering such debris and enhancing the overall sustainability of the universe include ways to strengthen existing regulatory agencies and G7 countries, governments and standards agencies with a great interest in satellites. Includes ways to improve coordination between UN agencies, such as the space industry itself.

The proposal also extends the authority of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) from the mobile network spectrum to the regulation of LEO constellations and proposes to adjust the technical sustainability standards for satellite launches. Other initiatives include proposing a point-based penalty system for satellite operators linked to the new launch licensing process and constellation management, including data sharing.

Mr. Suri added: “To stop the deterioration of the space environment, strong and bold steps are needed. This report will be an area where space can sustain commercial, scientific and national security activities for generations to come. It shows the measures and recommendations to ensure that. “

About Inmarsat

Inmarsat provides the world’s leading, innovative, sophisticated and reliable global mobile communications worldwide. Enable a new generation of commercial, government and mission-critical services in the air, at sea and on land. Inmarsat is driving the digitization of the shipping industry, making it more efficient and safer than ever. It is driving a new era of aviation in-flight passenger services, ensuring that aircraft can fly with maximum efficiency and safety. In addition, Inmarsat enables the rapid expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT), enabling the next wave of world-changing technologies that support connected societies and help build a sustainable future. And now, Inmarsat is developing ORCHESTRA, the first multidimensional communication network of the future.

In November 2021, Inmarsat and Viasat announced a planned integration of the two companies to develop new leaders in global communications. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2022.

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