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Start Here for Space: Problem of Debris in Orbit Grows

Originally aired on: July 6, 2021

The growing amount of space debris is an important issue that poses direct risks to active spacecraft and create a burden on spacecraft operators. Carolyn Belle of Astroscale U.S. explains what space debris is, the space sustainability trajectory, and different ways to address this challenge.   Space debris was a key topic of discussion at the 20203 Space Symposium in Colorado Springs.

 

Further Reading:

Space Debris and Human Spacecraft

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/news/orbital_debris.html

Space Debris

https://astroscale.com/space-debris_/

The Economics of Space Debris in perspective

https://www.oecd.org/environment/space-sustainability-a339de43-en.htm

Identifying the 50 statistically-most concerning derelict objects in LEO

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0094576521000217

G7 Nations Commit to the safe and sustainable use of space

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/g7-nations-commit-to-the-safe-and-sustainable-use-of-space

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