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The White House wants the U.S. to use all available public and private resources to combat the issue of space junk, including that the Commerce Department "will make space safety data and services" available to the public. The Pentagon will continue to maintain its current catalog of objects – data it sells to satellite operators.

Trump's directive on Monday also requires an unspecified entity update the U.S. Orbital Debris Mitigation Standard Practices and the creation of new guidelines for satellite design and operation. There are no time frames to implementation for any of the guidelines or requirements in the directive.

President Donald Trump signed the third space directive of his presidency Monday, urging the Defense Department and Commerce Department to step up the United States' ability to track objects in space and protect against the increasing threat from debris in orbit around the Earth.

The U.S. military is already tracking more than 23,000 objects in space around the Earth and several companies are planning to add thousands more satellites to orbit over the next few years.

According to AGI, a company which provides software to commercial and government entities to analyze and track objects, the current public catalogs "only account for about 4 percent of the objects in space around the Earth," AGI Vice President Travis Langster told CNBC in March. "This new policy directs the Department of Commerce to provide a basic level of space situational awareness, for public and private use, based on the space catalog compiled by the Department of Defense," Pence said in April.


"Flamingo and White Heart are two of the emojis most requested by Emojipedia users in 2018. Both are shortlisted for the 2019 release of Emoji 12.0..Some of the [other] draft candidates include a diving mask, axe, waffle, diya lamp and hindu temple," said a statement from Emojipedia.

More generally, users have also requested more diverse families, and people in wheelchairs. As this year’s emoji go live on June 5, but Apple won’t support them until iOS 12 in September.

The new emoji we can expect to see introduced in iOS 12 were finalized back in February, among them redheads, hot face, cold face and party face.

In contrary , but Emojipedia is already looking ahead to next year, and has listed some of the new emoji candidates for next year’s release. None of them are yet set in stone, but are include some of the most frequently requested additions.