Nasa and SpaceX agree a deal to avoid catastrophic space crashes

Nasa and SpaceX have reached an agreement saying they will avoid accidents together.

The agreement covers “alliance avoidance and elimination of crash crashes … as well as division-related missions,” according to a Nasa press release, due to SpaceX’s high number of Starlink satellites which is now in orbit.

“The association relies on location-based capabilities for global communications, navigation, weather forecasting and much more,” said Nasa Administrator Steve Jurczyk.

“With commercial companies launching more and more satellites, it is vital that we increase communications, exchange data, and establish best practice to ensure that we all maintain a safe place environment. ”

SpaceX is expected to continue launching satellites to become a consulate of up to 40,000, but competitors and astronauts have been pushing back on security and scientific concerns.