Space Junk

February 23, 2006

A computer generated image of objects in Earth orbit that are currently being tracked. Approximately 95% of the objects in this illustration are orbital debris, i.e., not functional satellites.  The NASA Orbital Debris Program Office.
A computer generated image of objects in Earth orbit that are currently being tracked. Approximately 95% of the objects in this illustration are orbital debris, i.e., not functional satellites. The NASA Orbital Debris Program Office.

The SGAC is preparing to give input to the UN COPUOS Working Group on Space Debris during the Scientific & Technical SubCommittee meeting, now taking place in Vienna.

As part of this, we have prepared a survey, to gather the thoughts of students and young space professionals in the age 18-35 on the topic of space debris. The results from this survey will be submitted to the working group. Space debris is an important issue, one which will affect all our futures, whether as space scientists, space explorers, or space tourists.

This survey is a unique opportunity for you to contribute directly to the discussions taking place at the international level which will shape this future.

Please take the survey now, by going to

http://spacegeneration.org/survey/ it takes about 2 minutes.

The value of the survey is proportional to the number of respondents, so please forward this survey to anyone else you think may be interested.

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One Response to “Space Junk”

  1. Peabody Says:

    I’m curious about stratagies to clean that mess up!


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