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.

Legacy Editor Changed status to publish March 30, 2022