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Space debris risks to space sustainability

The DAMAGE computer model predicts the space debris population will grow exponentially despite widespread implementation of mitigation measures, with a high concentration of space debris developing near an altitude of 1,400 km. These findings indicate that our space activity is unsustainable and that new management policies are needed.

Invited speaker: Prof Hugh Lewis (Astronautics Research Group, University of Southampton)

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IOP Merseyside and district branch
14 Jan 2020 18:30 to 20:00
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United Kingdom
L69 7BX
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