Space debris is trash material from space missions that ends up in space. They not only produce needless waste, but they also pose a hazard to existing objects. Since the expansion in space activities, the amount of debris has exploded.
The Origin of Space Debris:
- Remains of a space mission
- They are mostly space mission leftovers. This contains booster straps, rockets, and other launch mission-related items.
- Objects that have been decommissioned
- Decommissioned space objects, such as satellites, space modules, and space observatories, are examples of trash.
Problems With Debris in Space:
- Make contact with working objects.
- When space debris collides with working items, a condition known as the Kessler syndrome occurs, in which a chain reaction of space object destruction occurs.
- Prevent astronomical observations from taking place.
- Space junk drifts aimlessly through space, interfering with astronomical studies. This will have an impact on astrophysics research.
- Dealing with space debris
Reentry to the Earth
- Spacecraft must be programmed to re-enter the atmosphere and be destroyed when their mission is over. Waste can be managed in this way.
- Self-destruction is inevitable.
- Spacecraft must be composed of materials that self-destruct after a certain amount of time. This will help a lot in resolving the situation.
As a result, space missions should be long-term viable. Future space missions will be impossible to launch due to the current condition.