Summary of The History of Space Debris
Space Traffic Management Conference, 2014 Conference Agenda
Loretta Hall © 2014
Earth’s orbit, once uncluttered, is now a veritable landmine of man-made objects.
This short history of space debris offers a comprehensive overview of how man-made objects have accumulated in the Earth’s orbit. Space historian Loretta Hall highlights the dangers of space debris and touches on some of the efforts to prevent further contamination. getAbstract recommends her research to members of the space community and all those with an interest in man-made environmental issues.
In this summary, you will learn
- What constitutes space debris,
- How it originated and
- What dangers it poses.
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