Space debris: More storm clouds ahead in orbit, experts say -
Nov 24, 2021 2 mins, 33 secs
15, the defunct spacecraft was shattered, generating a storm cloud of space debris that, according to some estimates, totals 1,500 chunks of junk big enough to be tracked. .

What to do about orbital debris is now a daily topic of conversation and concern within the space community.

There's also the Kessler Syndrome to consider — a debris cascade sparked by in-orbit collisions that may already be taking place?

"Unfortunately, I don't think this event is really the thing that is going to push people into action," said Moriba Jah, a space debris expert at the University of Texas at Austin.

"But we do know at least one thing: orbital debris fields pose an existential threat," making the work of using space complicated and difficult.

We, as a society, did not create the orbital debris problem overnight, and we won't fix it overnight, either, said T.S.

Kelso, a leading space debris expert with CelesTrak.

And we need operators of space surveillance systems — both government and commercial — to find ways to share more data," Kelso said.

This task won't be easy, but we need government support and commercial innovation to make it happen, and there are many companies out there eager to take on this challenge," Kelso said.

Hugh Lewis, a space debris expert at the University of Southampton in England, doesn't think that the recent destruction of Cosmos 1408 is quite an "aha" moment, "but it should certainly motivate us to address the fundamental gaps in our knowledge and to set expectations about responsible behaviors in the space environment.".

Lewis said that we need a moment, perhaps some sort of shared global experience and corresponding insight, that drives us forward.

performed an ASAT test that created a significant debris hazard, said Donald Kessler, who retired from NASA in 1996 as the agency's senior scientist for orbital debris research.

That being the case, Kessler said his upfront concern is this: "There are much more important issues than orbital debris!

We need to be more concerned about climate change, a pandemic and the increasing violence in our society, all of which are subject to an exponential increase and also have a 'tipping point,' just like the equations used to describe the orbital debris hazard," he said.

Carolin Frueh, an associate professor at the School of Aeronautics & Astronautics at Purdue University, is also grappling with the implications of orbital debris.

If we're clogging up Earth orbit more and more, Frueh said, the effects of collisions are much more severe because the pieces can hit a lot more satellites.

Anti-satellite tests, she said, are especially annoying because "that's creating space debris at leisure."

— Kessler Syndrome and the space debris problem

— Space junk: Tracking & removing orbital debris

But Frueh said she doesn't think that this circumstance is particularly likely

Overall, the Kessler Syndrome is one thing, but the problem is far more complicated

Trying to deal with orbital debris is of economic concern, Frueh said

There's stress on the system, because we're jumping so much closer to the critical densities that the [space] environment can allow," Frueh said

1. Why Notre Dame's Marcus Freeman can become 'the next great coach in college football' - Yahoo Sports
Dec 02, 2021 # politics 22 secs
2. Guilty Gear Strive Version 1.11 patch notes released - EventHubs
Nov 29, 2021 # technology 27 secs
3. Casey Affleck, 46, goes Instagram official with actress Caylee Cowan, 23 - Page Six
Nov 27, 2021 # entertainment 37 secs
4. F.T.C. Sues to Block Nvidia’s Takeover of Arm - The New York Times
Dec 02, 2021 # politics 1 min, 15 secs
5. Paulina Porizkova Reminds Us That 'Older Is Sexy' With a Gorgeous New Bikini-Clad Beauty Campaign - Yahoo Entertainment
Dec 03, 2021 # entertainment 1 min, 7 secs
6. Pac-Man-shaped blobs become world's first self-replicating biological robots -
Dec 02, 2021 # science 1 min, 32 secs
7. Google Can Now Help You Find a Doctor That Takes Your Insurance - Gizmodo
Dec 02, 2021 # technology 25 secs
8. River City Saga: Three Kingdoms For Switch Launches This December (Japan) - Nintendo Life
Nov 27, 2021 # technology 1 min, 8 secs
9. Spacewalkers replace faulty antenna outside space station – Spaceflight Now - Spaceflight Now
Dec 02, 2021 # science 1 min, 44 secs
10. Black Friday 2021 Deal Roundup – VR Headsets & Games - Road to VR
Nov 27, 2021 # technology 48 secs
11. Alaska COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations continue to drop as health officials watch global emergence of omicron variant - Anchorage Daily News
Nov 30, 2021 # health 1 min, 2 secs
12. SALT: Senate Dems feuding over tax breaks for top 2% of Americans
Dec 01, 2021 # breaking 2 secs
13. Signs of Type 2 Diabetes: 10 Common Symptoms to Know - SELF
Dec 02, 2021 # health 2 mins, 19 secs
14. The race to decipher Omicron: will it take days, weeks or months? - Financial Times
Dec 03, 2021 # health 7 secs
15. Inside Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's First Thanksgiving Holiday Together as a Couple Again - E! Online
Nov 28, 2021 # entertainment 24 secs
16. Here's why you should buy an Oculus Quest 2 this Cyber Monday - Tom's Guide
Nov 28, 2021 # technology 1 min, 36 secs


Get monthly updates and free resources.


© Copyright 2021 365NEWSX - All RIGHTS RESERVED