ACTIVE DEBRIS REMOVAL (ADR) MISSIONS

Kessler Syndrome theory revealed that although the adoption of the mitigation measures, even though no further space launches will be conducted, the debris population would remain relatively stable only for the next 20-30 years. Beyond that, collisional cascade events between objects already in orbit will cause a rapidly increase of debris, generating the self-sustained phenomenon anticipated by Kessler and preventing any other space activity. The shared point of view is that the situation could get better if, in parallel to mitigation measures, direct retrievals of space debris will be implemented to reduce the number of debris currently in orbit through Active Debris Removal missions.

 
 

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