Space junk and those who are trying to clean it

22 May 2019

We take a look at space debris, what it is and where it comes from. We try to get a scale of the problem and look at which startups are trying to find a solution.

Sources

  1. “Latest Report on Space Junk“: https://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Operations/Latest_report_on_space_junk
  2. “Space Debris: The ESA Approach 2017“: https://download.esa.int/esoc/downloads/BR-336_Space_Debris_WEB.pdf
  3. “European Conference on Space Debris Risks and Mitigation“: https://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Operations/Space_Debris/European_conference_on_space_debris_risks_and_mitigation
  4. “Space junk threatens to disrupt our daily lives. Here’s what experts are trying to do about it“: https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/space-debris-1.4545467
  5. “To Clean Up Space Junk Some People Grabbed a Net and Harpoon“: https://www.wired.com/story/to-clean-up-space-junk-some-people-grabbed-a-net-and-harpoon/
  6. “Orbital Debris“: https://roccor.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Roccor-Space-Debris-Infographic.jpg
  7. “Startup Gets Funding to Clean Up Our Orbital Space Junk“: https://futurism.com/startup-gets-funding-to-clean-our-orbital-space-junk
  8. “Orbital debris removal company Astroscale raises $50 million“: https://spacenews.com/orbital-debris-removal-company-astroscale-raises-50-million/
  9. “How much Space Junk hits Earth?“: https://www.livescience.com/62113-how-much-space-junk-hits-earth.html
  10. “Despite concerns, space junk continues to clutter Earth Orbit“: http://www.astronomy.com/news/2018/12/despite-concerns-space-junk-continues-to-clutter-earth-orbit
  11. “Galactic garbage collector aims to clean up in space“: https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Startups-in-Asia/Galactic-garbage-collector-aims-to-clean-up-in-space
  12. “What is space junk and why is it a problem?“: https://multimedia.scmp.com/news/world/article/2177933/space-debris/index.html
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