Space Weather and Space Debris: The History of an International Policy Problem
Monday, June 18, 2018
Since Sputnik in 1957, the amount of artificial material in orbit has grown exponentially. Policy experts debate how to solve a mounting orbital debris problem threatening the satellite information infrastructure critical to scientific, commercial, defense, and other interests around the world. During the Cold War, outer space transformed from a boundless frontier to a limited natural resource; what implications does the history of this shift have for those who study space and Earth from space?