About this book
The mounting problem of space debris in low earth orbit and its threat to the operation of application satellites has been increasingly recognized as space activities increase. The efforts of the Inter Agency Space Debris Coordinating Committee (IADC) and UN COPUS have now led to international guidelines to mitigate the creation of new debris. This book discusses the technical studies being developed for active removal processes and otherwise mitigating problems of space debris, particularly in low earth orbit. This book also considers threats to space systems and the Earth that comes from natural causes such as asteroids, coronal mass ejections, and radiation. After more than half a century of space applications and explorations, the time has come to consider ways to provide sustainability for long-term space activities.
Committee Debris Elements in Different Orbits Inter Agency Space Debris Coordinating International Space Debris Policy Natural Space Threats to Humans Near Earth Objects Orbital Debris Removal Source of Space Debris Space Debris Removal Sustainability of Space Activity Threats in Outer Space