LIVE VIDEO: Trump Speaks On Mitigating Space Trash

Politico reports:

President Donald Trump is set to sign a space policy directive Monday to make it easier for commercial companies to operate in space and mitigate the creation of more trash in orbit. Space Policy Directive-3 “seeks to address the challenges of a congested space environment,” said Scott Pace, executive secretary of the National Space Council.

The document directs several federal agencies to act, including the Defense Department, which will continue to maintain an authoritative catalog of objects in space, and the Commerce Department, which will release information from that catalog to the public and help companies avoid collisions between assets in space.