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Managing Orbital Debris: International Space Regulations

Managing Orbital Debris: International Space Regulations

The vast expanse of space, once considered an infinite void, is now cluttered with a growing challenge—space debris. As our reliance on satellites and space exploration increases, so does the need for effective space debris regulations. In this article, we explore the complexities of managing orbital debris, the international regulations in place, and the imperative for a collaborative approach to ensure the sustainability of outer space activities.

The Escalating Threat of Space Debris

Space debris, comprising defunct satellites, spent rocket stages, and fragments from collisions, poses a significant threat to active satellites and space