Posts Tagged ‘space junk’

New Satellite Broadband Push Could Create Surge in ‘Space Junk’

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

This will inevitably happen sooner or later. Someday, we’ll probably need a solution for hauling off old satellites that are no longer in use or practical.

A new study from the University of Southampton claims that the latest rush to expand broadband access via constellations of lower-orbit satellites could result in a dramatic spike in “catastrophic” space accidents.