Charting Space Junk fragments will avoid ‘Gravity’-style satellite wipeout
Australia is one of the world’s most space-reliant nations, with satellites delivering security and services to a far-flung population. The vital orbital devices are under threat, thanks to an estimated 300,000 space junk fragments that must be tracked – complex work with an epic precedent, according to the CEO of the Cooperative Research Centre for Space Environment Management, Dr Ben Greene.
What we’re doing is exactly the equivalent of what the 17th-century navigators were doing when they sailed all around the world and they tried to chart all the reefs and rocks.
~ Dr Greene