Will space junk end our modern way of life ? – The Kessler Syndrome

Space aint what it used to be, mainly because just like here on the earth, we are slowly filling the most important part just above us, with junk.

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After sixty years of space travel, flight debris, or space junk, has accumulated round the Earth, to the point that it’s becoming dangerous.

With the amount of junk in orbit expected to triple within the next fifteen years, experts are beginning to take the problem very seriously indeed.

footage of Space Junk animation courtesy of ESA.

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Presented by Paul Shillito
Research and written by Martin Kielty
With additional material by Paul Shillito
Music by Paul Shillito

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