Iridium-Cosmos Collision and its Implications for Space Operations
in Kai-Uwe Schrogl, et al (eds.) Yearbook on Space Policy: 2008/2009, Springer, WienNewYork, 2010, pp. 254-275.
24 Pages Posted: 6 Jul 2016
Date Written: 2009
Abstract by B. Goswami: “The Iridium-Cosmos Collision has resurfaced an intentionally subdued yet alarming situation where various questions relating to liability, safety of space operations and debris mitigation and remediation have arisen. This article builds on the premises of the Iridium-Cosmos Collision and elaborates upon the practise of States with regard to their defunct satellites while taking into account empirical data relating to space debris that points towards the upsetting realities of use of outer space. The efforts to keep space for safe and sustainable use and development have also been discussed with primary attention on debris mitigation by regulatory mechanisms, space traffic management and a brief on existing proposals for cure of space debris.”
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