Journal of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics Social Sciences Edition ›› 2020, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (6): 101-106.DOI: 10.13766/j.bhsk.1008-2204.2020.0427

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Understanding and Thinking about Space Traffic Management

LIU Zhenxin, ZHANG Tao, GUO Lihong   

  1. Beijing Institute of Tracking and Telecommunications Technology, Beijing 100094, China
  • Received:2020-09-07 Published:2020-12-02

Abstract: Space traffic management is the service and management provided to ensure the safety, security and sustainable development of space activities and maintain the order of space activities. The evolution of space traffic management issues mainly presents three basic development trends: concept proposal and academic research, government intervention and promotion, and the United States taking the lead to seize opportunities. Space traffic management issues mainly involve three core issues, such as rule discourse, space development and space safety, and there are risks of international and domestic challenges. At the same time, this topic also provides a good strategic opportunity for China to promote the concept of a community with a shared future for mankind and accelerate the building of a space power. In order to promote space traffic management, firstly, we should strengthen strategic coordination and design and put forward a "China's proposals"; secondly, we should focus on building a space traffic management technical rule system; and finally continue to promote the construction of space situational awareness, spacecraft management and control systems and other national space infrastructure.

Key words: space traffic management, space rules, strategic planning, space infrastructure construction

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