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Space sustainability: the tech aimed at tackling space waste. These days we think a lot about waste being generated on our planet, but what about away from our planet in space? Is this a problem? And if it is, how could it be solved?
Why space pollution is everyone's problem
Modern day society is highly reliant on space technologies and satellite infrastructure, but at what point does the increasing volume of orbital clutter put us at risk of collision and complete technological meltdown? In this fun and lively talk, Nikita will explore the growing problem of space pollution, and highlight some of the ways space sustainability is being implemented globally, using cutting-edge technology and creative thinking, to tackle this issue once and for all.
Space: The Commercial Frontier – not a dumping ground!
In this lively talk, full of pictures, animations and video, Mike will give an overview of the technologies his company Oxford Space Systems (OSS) is developing for the commercial space industry from their base at the Harwell Space Cluster, Oxfordshire. One of OSS’s projects that was covered by the BBC is associated with removing space debris from low earth orbit. Mike will explain some of the practical challenges associated with removing space junk and dead satellites and the UK’s leading role in the RemoveDebris satellite experiment.