Godlike Productions - Discussion Forum
Users Online Now: 2,499 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 427,148
Pageviews Today: 1,503,713Threads Today: 476Posts Today: 9,828
07:06 PM


Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 

Australians lead efforts to move space junk with lasers

 
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 61974406
United States
11/04/2014 06:31 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Australians lead efforts to move space junk with lasers
Hundreds of thousands of objects are orbiting in high-velocity swarms around the Earth. Many of these, in the event of a collision, could ignite catastrophic accidents junking the world's orbital telecommunications networks.

Australian company Electro Optic Systems (EOS) is leading efforts to track this potentially killer debris 38,000km (24,000 miles) above our heads, and is at the forefront of a boom in Australian space research.

EOS chief executive Ben Greene says space agencies are worried that a trivial metal bolt could hit a satellite, breaking off more space junk missiles that would cripple other satellites.

He estimates there are 20,000 orbiting objects "bigger than a football", but hundreds of thousands the size of a nut or bigger, and that a massive space pile-up is likely within 20 years.
[link to www.bbc.com]

damned





GLP