@neauoire I feel like Kessler Syndrome was a bad example for this:
- Space is still very expensive and hard to get to.
- Kessler Syndrome is primarily caused by bad actors with huge amounts of resources blowing shit up (US & China testing anti-satellite weapons).
- Most satellites are special snowflakes; that population is quite diverse.
@neauoire Actually, yes. There’s a much greater awareness of the risk now and incentives to avoid creating more debris. Satellites in packed orbits like LEO or GEO are required to have end of life disposal plans in place. Many larger satellites have propulsion and take active measures to avoid collisions (“conjunctions”). Projects are underway, in early stages, to try to actively reduce the amount of debris as well as to repair and resupply existing satellites.
@neauoire Part of what makes this work is that there’s gatekeepers and regulations in place. That’s not incompatible with greater and cheaper access.
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