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Q&A Question about Kessler syndrome

I'm writing a novel set in a post post-apocalyptic world, where society on Earth collapsed a long time ago and has rebuilt itself by the time the novel starts. I need a reason to keep the people ...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Dashane Du Plessis‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Dashane Du Plessis‭

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Q&A Would ablation be an effective way to redirect objects in space?

So I'm writing a story set in the close(ish) future(say 2130), and space debris is starting to be a real problem. Stations in orbit are constantly having to maneuver out of the paths of orbital deb...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Jetscooters‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Jetscooters‭

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Q&A Could burning debris keep burning in space?

To have a fire you need three things: oxygen, heat and flammable material, therefore the cold vacuum of space is the last place you would expect something to burn. I was, however, wondering if a ve...

6 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Nikolaj‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Nikolaj‭

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Q&A Space station debris

What happens to small pieces of debris left floating around inside a derelict space station? My space station had 100 people aboard, and due to sabotage, it decompressed and was abandoned. Inside...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Innovine‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Innovine‭

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Q&A Blocking sunlight using space debris

Can large amount space debris be used to block sunlight from falling in a particular land area (about the size of Hawaiian islands)? If so, how much space debris will be required? What will be the ...

4 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by user93‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by user93‭

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Q&A Can space debris be used as a heat sink for re-entry?

In the world I'm building, a nuclear war and subsequent repressive chaos have led all satellites to be destroyed by the powers that be, around 10 years from now. A few years later, a small spacecra...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Ale Fernandez‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Ale Fernandez‭

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Q&A How to Effectively Collect and Recycle Space Junk?

The Question What would be an efficient and relatively low-cost solution for collecting and recycling of space junk? The most important criterion of effectiveness is the ability to remove even sm...

13 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Olga‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Olga‭

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Q&A If a generations ship was destroyed while in low Eath orbit (LEO), would debris fall to the surface?

I understand there are a lot of factors to consider here, but would it be possible for material from the ship's destruction to fall to earth and cause significant damage to a city? What is a reason...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by JC1138‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by JC1138‭

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