COLORADO SPRINGS—With the potential for the launch of tens of thousands of satellites and a rapid expansion in the amount of space debris, Aerospace Corp. has developed a technological prototype that can help: small transponders that can ride on newly launched satellites. Space traffic is currently monitored and managed largely by the U.S. Air Force. Next year the service is expected to turn on a massive new Lockheed Martin radar system called Space Fence, which will allow the ...

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