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Space debris - efforts to clean up space
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- Title Space debris - efforts to clean up space
- Released: 13/02/2018
- Length 00:03:30
- Language English
- Footage Type TV Exchanges
- Copyright ESA
The European Space Agency (ESA) is part of an international effort to monitor and – ultimately – tackle space debris. This junk – accumulated in orbit since the dawn of the space age sixty years ago – poses an increasing risk to operational spacecraft.
ESA is developing missions to tackle the problem to help prevent a serious collision in space. The Agency is also monitoring possible dangers caused by fragments of redundant spacecraft falling to Earth, such as China’s space station Tiangong-1 – due to enter the atmosphere in the coming months.
EFFORTS TO CLEAN UP SPACE_Debris_Euronews cutdown_FINAL (1).docx