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Neuraspace Endorses Space Industry Statement: A Commitment to Responsible Satellite Testing


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In a significant move towards ensuring the safety and sustainability of space activities, Neuraspace announces its endorsement of the "Space Industry Statement in Support of International Commitments to Not Conduct Destructive Anti-Satellite Testing". This statement, initiated by the Secure World Foundation, underscores the critical importance of avoiding actions that could lead to the creation of space debris.

The full statement was released on January 25, 2024. It reflects a collective commitment from various stakeholders within the global space industry and acknowledges the escalating reliance on space-based applications and services. Moreover, it highlights the voluntary efforts undertaken by satellite operators to mitigate the generation of space debris and ensure the safe disposal of satellites at the end of their operational life.

One of the central pillars of this commitment is the advocacy against destructive direct-ascent anti-satellite (DA-ASAT) missile testing. Such tests pose a grave threat not only to existing space infrastructure but also to future endeavours in space exploration and utilisation. Space debris resulting from these tests jeopardizes the functionality of satellites, endangers human spaceflight missions, and increases operational costs for all stakeholders involved.

Neuraspace recognizes the need for responsible behaviour in space activities. By becoming a signatory to this statement, we affirm our dedication to upholding the highest standards of safety and sustainability in our operations. We stand in solidarity with the global community in advocating for policies and practices that preserve the integrity of space for present and future generations.

As a leading player in the space industry, Neuraspace is committed to driving innovation and progress while ensuring the responsible use of space resources. We firmly believe that our collective efforts to safeguard space will not only protect existing investments but also pave the way for new opportunities and advancements in space exploration, telecommunications, Earth observation, and beyond.

Read the full statement here.