Human junk in space

This link covers attempts to deal with the vast amount of debris now orbiting the Earth as a result of human activity.

Hundreds of thousands of objects are orbiting in high-velocity swarms around the Earth. Many of these, in the event of a collision, could ignite catastrophic accidents junking the world’s orbital telecommunications networks.

An Australian company is leading efforts to track this potentially killer debris 38,000km (24,000 miles) above our headsSpace debris.

One thought on “Human junk in space”

  1. This is a classic example of a ‘wicked problem’ in which solutions are sought by the factors that cause the problem. First technological activity leads to hundreds of thousands of pieces of debris orbiting the Earth, then companies grow rich trying to invent new technologies to use lasers to deal with these objects that pose major a major threat to satellite communications and other space activities. Is this economic growth at its craziest!

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