ESA Bets On Automation, Coordination To Avoid Space Debris

Artist's concept of space debris removal.
Credit: Joseph Hidalgo-The Aerospace Corporation
LYON, France–Confronted with the seemingly ever-worsening issue of space debris, European Space Agency (ESA) experts expect automation to help with collision avoidance maneuvers, along with better coordination between satellite operators. As the number of active spacecraft and pieces of debris...
Thierry Dubois

Thierry Dubois has specialized in aerospace journalism since 1997. An engineer in fluid dynamics from Toulouse-based Enseeiht, he covers the French commercial aviation, defense and space industries. His expertise extends to all things technology in Europe. Thierry is also the editor-in-chief of Aviation Week’s ShowNews. 

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