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Space debris – a journey to Earth

Space debris – a journey to Earth

Space debris - a journey to Earth takes the audience on a journey from the outer solar system back to our home planet. The objects encountered along the way are manmade.

Originally designed to explore the universe, these are now a challenge for modern space flight. An estimated number of 700,000 objects larger than 1 cm and 170 million objects larger than 1mm are expected to reside in Earth orbits.

This amazing video from European Space Agency gives a closer look at the different regions used for space flight and explains how mitigation and removal measures could preserve future usage of these orbits.

The video was produced for the 7th European Conference on Space Debris, 18-21 April 2017. You can follow the conference by livestream here.