Satellite Swarms Could Eat Themselves

With more than 750 000 pieces of dangerous debris now orbiting Earth, the urgent need for coordinated international action to ensure the long-term sustainability of spaceflight is a major finding from Europe’s largest-ever conference on space debris.

Satellite Swarms Could Eat Themselves

The more satellites we launch without retiring old ones, the more there are to collide with one another.

Tue 18 Apr 17 from MIT Technology Review

Mega-constellation satellites will need 'rapid disposal'

Good management of spacecraft mega-constellations can avoid polluting the orbital environment.

Tue 18 Apr 17 from BBC News

Satellite swarms could increase space junk risk by 50 per cent

Space-flight firms hope to democratise global internet access with thousands of new satellites, but that could catastrophically overcrowd low Earth orbit

Tue 18 Apr 17 from Newscientist

Could Cubesats Trigger a Space Junk Apocalypse?

The growing popularity of small satellites as well as the upcoming deployment of low-Earth orbit mega-constellations will likely greatly increase the amount of space junk as well as the frequency ...

Wed 19 Apr 17 from SPACE.com

Satellite crashes 'to soar by 50%'

A decrease in the cost of the manufacture of satellites is set to lead to the deployment of hundreds or thousands into space from next year,. say experts.

Tue 18 Apr 17 from Daily Mail

Space debris 2017

Fri 21 Apr 17 from ESA

Call for a sustainable future in space

With more than 750 000 pieces of dangerous debris now orbiting Earth, the urgent need for coordinated international action to ensure the long-term sustainability of spaceflight ...

Fri 21 Apr 17 from ESA

Run-away debris

Operations image of the week: Space debris researcher Don Kessler first described the run-away cascade effect that has made his name famous

Thu 20 Apr 17 from ESA

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Thu 20 Apr 17 from ESA

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