Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Advances in space-based services and capabilities have enabled many of the foundations of our modern society – mobile navigation, banking, weather forecasting, remote communications – humanity depends on space. With 9,400 tons of objects orbiting above us; Houston, Space has a [debris] problem!
If we hope to continue innovating and advancing the space-based services we rely on daily we must adopt a more sustainable approach to how we utilize and explore space. Space Sustainability, including actions to remove debris, prevent the creation of new debris, and strategically extend the operational life of all objects placed into space, will help to secure long-term access to the unique space environment for generations to come.