Space Debris, Mega Constellations and the Orbital Highway
Chris Blackerby, COO, Astroscale
When it comes to space debris, regulations may help with prevention but not the cure. Yet, how do you attempt to regulate something that nobody really owns? Listen to Chris Blackerby discuss how Astroscale has been leading the conversation in terms of policy, technology and who should pay for prevention. Chris talks about regulations that would give the ability to go up and de-orbit debris that has been rotating for years. He describes building capabilities into satellite design that would enable easy removal out of orbit. Although the probability is low, an exploration of how services throughout the world might be affected by a high impact collision is also discussed.
Ep #53 – Duration: 22 min