Questions tagged [kessler-syndrome]

This tag should be used for questions about the effect called "kessler syndrome", which means for questions about space debris in low-earth orbit and the problems arising from collisions of the debris with for example satellites.

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Dealing with space debris and Kessler Syndrome

Space is vast and lawless. Private travel is commonplace, and pirates have become a significant problem. People mainly fly orbit-to-orbit craft that have chemical rockets and no one is running around ...
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How can I prevent Kessler Syndrome among space stations?

In a world I’m building - the same one as in Is space piracy orbitally practical? - there are many space stations in low Earth orbit, used as orbital spaceports, each about ten times the size of the ...
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How long before we're stuck on Earth due to Space Debris? (Kessler syndrome)

Every time a rocket is launched into space, debris accumulates. Every time an old satellite runs out of juice, it goes derelict and turns into more junk. Over the years, paint-chips, broken off solar ...
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Is Asteroid Mining safe?

So I found out that it would under certain circumstances be economic to harvest Asteroids. Given the following: Technological level is nearly similar to todays Earth. There are transportships which ...
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Economic system to support Kessler Remediators, with maximum drama

After reading this question by Nick M (now closed) and exchanging some comments with him, I have some ideas related to the scenario. I realized that the comprehensive design covers several distinct ...