The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced today that on December, 7, 2020 it will be holding an informational meeting on Standardization and the Commercial Space Industry – Space Situational and Domain Awareness, Space Traffic Coordination and Management, and Orbital Debris Mitigation. The purpose of the virtual meeting is to raise awareness of relevant policy and standardization activity and to facilitate dialogue on coordination and participation in standards-setting.
ANSI serves as administrator and coordinator of the U.S. private-sector system of voluntary standardization. The Institute has been in discussions with commercial space industry stakeholders for well over a year now. In January of 2020, ANSI convened a half-day meeting on commercial space industry standardization and subsequently issued a survey inviting feedback on priority areas, areas needing coordination or not being worked on, and topics that could be discussed at an ANSI meeting, thus leading to this event.
The December meeting will include government, industry, non-governmental, academic, and other perspectives on policy instruments, industry standards, and best practices. Agenda details and registration information will be announced soon. Contact: Jim McCabe, senior director, standards facilitation, ANSI (firstname.lastname@example.org; 212-642-8921).