How to Fix the Pollution of Orbital Debris

How to Fix the Pollution of Orbital Debris

June 14, 2023

How long it takes for orbital debris to decay into reentry. Image by United Launch Alliance

By Tory Bruno

Orbital debris has become something that we must urgently deal with. It is not tomorrow’s problem. It is today’s issue. Fortunately, it’s not entirely new ground (no pun intended). It does not require a fundamentally new approach. Orbital debris is really just pollution. Plain and simple. We need to treat it that way and employ similar successful tools that we have used here on Earth to clean up our rivers, forests, and air quality. And we should stimulate an economic environment that harnesses the power of innovation and capitalism to solve it permanently. This is our path to a sustainable future in space.

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