OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb., –
Gen. John E. Hyten, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, directed the expansion of Space Situational Awareness data sharing on www.Space-Track.org, USSTRATCOM's primary SSA data sharing web platform.
Registered Users on www.Space-Track.org will begin to receive additional data about some space objects that was not previously available. This action is being taken to enhance SSA data sharing, transparency, spaceflight safety, based on guidance in Space Policy Directive-3 to support the Department of Commerce's transition as the lead U.S. authority for Space Traffic Management, and in support of our Space Partnership and Coordination Initiative.
Changes to www.Space-Track.org are ongoing as USSTRATCOM is always evaluating opportunities to share more information in order to support spaceflight planning, coordination, and on-orbit deconfliction to enhance the safety, stability and sustainability of operations in the space environment.
"U.S. Strategic Command, through the Joint Force Space Component Command, is working with partner nations, intergovernmental organizations and commercial entities to identify and share more information to enhance all nations' ability to safely operate in space," said Hyten. "We fully support new national space traffic management policies and objectives; and this improvement is part of a continuous, on-going process to lay the framework for a safe, stable, and operationally sustainable space domain."
Satellite owners and operators are encouraged to contact USSTRATCOM at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on SSA data sharing agreements and how to become a formal partner with USSTRATCOM to support spaceflight safety. For additional questions related to availability of orbital data, refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on www.SpaceTrack.org.
JFSCC screens all known objects daily and notifies satellite operators when an object is predicted to approach another object. JFSCC provides this service free-of-charge to www.Space-Track.org registrants to promote the responsible, peaceful, and safe use of space.
For more information, contact the USSTRATCOM Public Affairs Office at 402-294-4130 or USSTRATCOMPA@mail.mil or visit www.stratcom.mil.