29 December 2021
On 29 December 2021, Jim Shell, a scientist with expertise in space surveillance and orbital debris, published on his LinkedIn account an analysis of the Chinese Space Station and Starlink conjunctions from July and October 2021. SpaceWatchGlobal republished his article which summarises the available facts and gives an assessment of the two events. Jim Shell concludes that the incidents are "yet another use case highlighting the lack of international standards and protocols for such events" and "The certain future occurrence of similar events will continue to provide the gentle push necessary to mature this collaboration [between owner operators across international and geopolitical boundaries]."
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