Space Debris: A Continuous Threat

  • Ruchi Jain and Arpit Sharma
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  • Ruchi Jain

    Research Associate at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India

  • Arpit Sharma

    Assistant Professor at Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, India

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According to the statistics presented by the European Space Agency (ESA) in January, 2021 there are about 6020 rockets launched till date since the beginning of space era in 1957. It has further provided that the amount of debris objects present in the orbit are about 128 million objects that are larger than 1 mm in size to less than 1 cm; 900000 objects that are larger than 1 cm and less than 10 cm and; 34000 objects that are larger than 10 cm in size. This number would go on increasing with the rapid rocket launches in space and the chances to remove these debris from outer space and also from the Earth’s orbit are very slim. Hence the situation calls for an urgent need to preserve and protect the environment of outer space for current and coming generations for a sustainable development.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 3, Page 1092 - 1100


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