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Project Pluto asks: "Should high-flying space junk be better tracked? Perhaps by an 'official' agency of some sort?" What would it take to implement?

Honestly if there isn't much there, we really don't need to track it, unless it is some kind of spy satellite. LEO is very important to track, as collisions are likely. GEO is also similarly important,...
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Is the United Nations Outer Space Objects Index anything more than a clone of the Celestrak's Satcat? Is it even that, or less?

The answer is "no" because that is not its purpose. The role of the UN list is a place for the launching states to register those details they are obliged to do so by international treaty. ...
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Is the United Nations Outer Space Objects Index anything more than a clone of the Celestrak's Satcat? Is it even that, or less?

It seems to be considerably less. That is, they don't seem to have any sensors of their own -- they just wait for other people to report what they launched, and don't appear to seek regular updates. ...
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