The U.S. recently announced that it will no longer use missiles to destroy defunct satellites -- which scatters orbital debris that then poses collision problems for other satellites and space launches -- and called on other countries to do the same. The U.S. announcement comes ahead of a UN meeting on May 9 that is to be the first ever considering the development of norms and rules to reduce "space threats." www.politico.com/news/2022/04/18/u-s-vows-no-anti-satellite-tests-00026144
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