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The consideration to keep in mind is called space junk, we got quite some trash up there in orbit of our planet. It's considered not to be a problem due that the size of the object would burn in our atmosphere. But we of Asgardia want to go to space and we require to keep in mind out of the prospect of security, what do we do about the space junk? And is there a possibility that space junk might be dangerous for Earth and its` population?
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I don't know if it is dangerous to earth ( I believe anything that re-enters the atmosphere will burn up). However, orbiting around the earth at high speed there could be a chance encounter with the ISS or other spacecraft I would suppose, including rockets that are launching and not in geosynchronous orbit. To know for sure one would have to calculate the comparative velocities of the objects.
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helicon wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:54 pm I don't know if it is dangerous to earth ( I believe anything that re-enters the atmosphere will burn up). However, orbiting around the earth at high speed there could be a chance encounter with the ISS or other spacecraft I would suppose, including rockets that are launching and not in geosynchronous orbit. To know for sure one would have to calculate the comparative velocities of the objects.
The big number of space junk can damage expensive spacecrafts The growing number of space items can lead to the state where he object density is so high that one collision is enough to generate a cascade effect, leading to further collisions.
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I found out that some space company is going to make so called ``cleaning`` mission that is about to clean Earth`s orbit from space junk. The Clearspace-1 satellite, or ‘The Claw’, represents the first step towards a clean space environment by being the first space debris removal dedicated mission.
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I hadn't heard that before. Pretty cool and it points to the enormity of the problem.
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helicon wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:40 pm I hadn't heard that before. Pretty cool and it points to the enormity of the problem.
Actually, it's not dangerous for humans on Earth but as I have already mentioned it's rather dangerous for spacecraft and for space companies who's spacecraft can collide and be damaged by space junk and whole mission can be under threat.
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helicon wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:40 pm I hadn't heard that before. Pretty cool and it points to the enormity of the problem.
I found the article about that mission by a missile company and the importance of that ``cleaning`` mission because the growing number of space items can lead to what is known as the ‘Kessler syndrome’, which represents a state where the object density is so high that one collision is enough to generate a cascade effect, leading to further collisions.
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