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Urgent Call for Treaty to Combat Space Debris Crisis



  Apr 29, 2024

Urgent Call for Treaty to Combat Space Debris Crisis



The urgent call by scientists for a legally-binding treaty to protect Earth’s orbit highlights a growing crisis in space management. The expected rise from 9,000 to 60,000 satellites by 2030 underscores the increasing clutter, while the presence of over 100 trillion untracked pieces of satellite debris intensifies the need for stringent control and cooperation.

Key Points:

1. Increasing Satellite Count and Debris: The projected increase in satellites and the vast amount of untracked debris pose significant risks for space operations and satellite integrity.

2. Risks of Space Debris: Space debris, which includes non-functional spacecraft and remnants of past missions, can cause destructive collisions in space, further exacerbating the debris problem. Notable incidents like the disintegration of a Russian COSMOS 2499 satellite illustrate these risks.

3. Need for a Comprehensive Treaty:

Responsibility and Accountability: The proposed treaty would require satellite operators to be responsible for their satellites and debris



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