How do you play nice with others in Space?

February 2023 all US Department of Defense components were directed to comply with the following tenents of responsible behaviors in space:

Tenet # 1: Operate in, from, to, and through space with due regard to others and in a professional manner

Behavior 1.1 When conducting a rendezvous or operating in proximity to the space obiects owned or operated by non-U.S. Government entities, avoid actions (1) that may harmfully interfere with the function of the other space object, or (2) where the effect will cause or significantly increase the risk of a potential collision.

Tenet #2: Limit the generation of long-lived debris

Behavior 2.1 Design, operate, and maintain space objects through end-of-life disposal in ways that limit the generation of long-lived debris.

Tenet #3: Avoid the creation of harmful interference

Behavior 3.1 Take all practicable steps to prevent affecting the command and control of space objects in a manner that increases the risk of loss, damage, or destruction of a space object.

Behavior 3.2 Take all practicable steps to prevent interference with capabilities that contribute to strategic stability, including but not limited to: national technical means of verification; strategic missile warning space systems; and nuclear command, control, and communications (NC3) space systems.

Tenet #4: Maintain safe separation and safe trajectory

Behavior 4.1 Ensure space objects designed to conduct rendezvous or proximity operations have appropriate collision avoidance systems and follow trajectories that allow other space objects to maneuver in a safe manner.

Tenet #5: Communicate and make notifications to enhance the safety and stability of the domain

Behavior 5.1 Provide notifications to affected parties if a potential collision is predicted, and, provide public notification as soon as practicable in the event of an uncontrolled or anomalous reentry.

Behavior 5.2 Share space situational awareness data, including space objects and debris locations, as necessary to facilitate spaceflight safety, avoid collisions, and minimize launch and reentry risks.

Behavior 5.3 As soon as practicable, provide notifications to affected parties of the loss of control of a space object, if that loss of control may result in a collision, cause interference with other space objects, or cause an uncontrolled reentry.

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