To mark the International Day of Human Space Flight, we celebrate the significance of mankind’s space era, reflect on the potential risks and how standards can help mitigate them. 

Since the launch of the first satellite in 1957, the number of orbital objects has skyrocketed. Around the world, amateur radio enthusiasts tuned in to hear Sputnik 1’s plaintive beeps – a sound that heralded a new technological era. Mankind’s space era and the space race had begun. In 1961, the first manned flight breached the confines of our atmosphere. Since then, private companies have joined the space race. 

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