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6 Months ago

Solving the space junk problem: Internationally agreed upon fees to put satellites in orbit could boost value of the space industry

Aging satellites and space debris crowd low-Earth orbit, and launching new satellites adds to the collision risk. The most effective way to solve the space junk problem, according to a new study, is not to capture debris or deorbit old satellites: it's an international agreement to charge operators 'orbital-use fees' for every satellite put into orbit.

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