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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 Can Earth be isolated from a settled Solar System?

I was considering Kessler syndrome, however this is not a long-enough duration and I'm unaware of a way to prolong it for the course of several millennia. I don't want Earth to be destroyed, just...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Wax‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Wax‭

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Q&A Would a destroyed orbital body's orbit decay?

I recently finished reading the novel "Seveneves" by Neil Stevenson. The central premises of the novel is that an unknown object has caused the moon to break into several large pieces, with an imme...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Thorne Garvin‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Thorne Garvin‭

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Q&A Can I render satellite deployment impossible, or at least impractical, by exploiting the Kessler syndrome?

I want to render impractical the deployment of satellites by exploiting the Kessler syndrome. Why, you ask? Maybe I'm an evil overlord and I don't want those pesky satellites flying over my lair. ...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Zizzo‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Zizzo‭

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Q&A How can I prevent Kessler Syndrome among space stations?

In a world I'm building - the same one as in Is space piracy orbitally practical? - there are many space stations in low Earth orbit, used as orbital spaceports, each about ten times the size of th...

7 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by HDE 226868‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by HDE 226868‭

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Q&A Ugh, I'm stuck in an orbital spaceport. But why?

This is, for the record, the same universe as in Is space piracy orbitally practical? and How can I prevent Kessler Syndrome among space stations?. In my world, circa 2100, space stations orbiting...

30 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by HDE 226868‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by HDE 226868‭

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Q&A Economic system to support Kessler Remediators, with maximum drama

After reading this question by Nick M (now closed) and exchanging some comments with him, I have some ideas related to the scenario. I realized that the comprehensive design covers several distinc...

6 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by JDługosz‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by JDługosz‭

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Q&A How long before we're stuck on Earth due to Space Debris? (Kessler syndrome)

Every time a rocket is launched into space, debris accumulates. Every time an old satellite runs out of juice, it goes derelict and turns into more junk. Over the years, paint-chips, broken off sol...

5 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Serban Tanasa‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Serban Tanasa‭

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Q&A Is Asteroid Mining safe?

So I found out that it would under certain circumstances be economic to harvest Asteroids. Given the following: Technological level is nearly similar to todays Earth. There are transportships wh...

7 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by J_F_B_M‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by J_F_B_M‭

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Q&A Dealing with space debris and Kessler Syndrome

Space is vast and lawless. Private travel is commonplace, and pirates have become a significant problem. People mainly fly orbit-to-orbit craft that have chemical rockets and no one is running arou...

7 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Charles Noon‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Charles Noon‭

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Q&A Natural Kessler Syndrome

Is there a way that, on an Earth-like planet (similar size, mass, composition, resources, moon, climate, star orbit, etc.) some natural process could create and continually renew a Kessler Syndrome...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Jarred Allen‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Jarred Allen‭

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