Space Waste – 2011

1 Jun 2011

Robin des Bois published a 62 page report (pdf 4,1 Mo) on “Space Waste” including illustrations and maps. This report is the first inventory to be published by an environmental NGO on space waste, the associated risks for space activities, for Earth and the interplanetary environment.

Introduction: The Space race has managed a significant achievement. In 50 years, humanity has sent tons of waste from Earth to space. “The ocean above” as Victor Hugo called it is a victim of industrial pollution of a new genre, striking, proliferating and long lasting it is of the same nature as the pollution of our worldly ocean riddled with plastic polystyrene and hydrocarbon waste however space waste is much harder to recuperate….Read more: “Space Waste”



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