Space debris is made up of both artificial, man-made objects, as well as naturally occurring particles, such as meteroids. This man-made debris, commonly referred to as “space junk” or orbital debris, consists of nonfunctional spacecraft, old satellites, and fragmentation debris usually in orbit around Earth. Natural space debris usually is in orbit around the sun.
With the growth of space debris in orbit, there is an increased threat of debris colliding with operational spacecraft, as well as the risk of larger objects falling to the Earth’s surface. We are currently researching Space Debris Measurement & Tracking technologies to better understand the existing orbital debris environment, and decrease the threat of these potential collisions.
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