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Dirk C. Gibson
Space debris is the topic of this chapter. It will be realized that space debris
poses real threats to the Earth. Similarly, there are risks in space resulting from these
discarded and unwanted space objects. Space debris poses a substantial risk to the
International Space Station and to spacecraft in space. Space debris is a rising concern,
and such material constitutes a growing threat. A disaster will inevitably result from
space debris. Space debris was quantified, and the volume of space debris material was
shown to be increasing.
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, ammonia
servicer, Atlantic Ocean, Automated Transfer Vehicle, Canadian Coast Guard,
CBC News, Discovery, Hubble Space Telescope, Kosmos 954, Kosmos 2421,
Labrador, Skylab, spaceships, space assets, space debris, The Daily Mail, U.S.
Space Surveillance Network, USA Today, Wall St. Journal, Western Australia.
The University of New Mexico USA.