strategy

Reducing pollution of orbital space

Synonyms:
Collecting orbital space debris
Retrieving defunct satellites from outer space
Reducing damage potential of orbital junk
Reducing growth of space debris
Context:
The accumulation of space debris creates significant problems for astronomy and future space launchings. Of special concern is the possibility of collision of nuclear-powered space vehicles with such debris. Various debris mitigation measures are under consideration. The possibility of graveyard orbits for obsolete space vehicles is also under consideration.
Values:
Pollution
Type Classification:
F: Exceptional strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 15: Life on Land