Space debris is becoming an increasingly widespread concern – GMV

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“In recent years there has been a growing concern about space debris as proliferation poses increasing peril for today’s orbiting space missions and also threatens the sustainability of future space activities. (…)

Since early 2012 GMV has been collaborating with the French space agency (CNES) in its space-object-monitoring and -surveillance activities. This collaboration is being given under a framework space engineering contract that GMV has held with CNES since 2011.(…)

CNES has been working on this matter for several decades now; as a result of this spadework France has now developed a legislative framework for space activities and boasts its own space-debris-observation and -detection capacity involving a telescope network and surveillance radar.”

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