#133 - Sustainability In The Stars


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In this episode, we examine space debris, what is it and why is there more of it? We examine current and emerging space junk removal technology. And what laws and measures are in place to hold those who litter, to account?

Presenter/Producer: Marlene Even


Dr. Martin Bell, astrophysicist, and lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

Dr. Cassandra Steer, a lecturer at the Australian National University College of Law and a mission specialist at the Australian National University Institute for Space.

Mike Lindsay, Chief Technology Officer, Astroscale.

Music: Epidemic Sound


Starlink mission’, 18th August 2020 (credit: SpaceX) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTMJK7wb0rM

Interview with Peter Meiklejohn, from the documentary ‘Searching for Skylab' 2019 (credit: ‘Searching for Skylab’, Dwight Steven-Boniecki) www.searchingforskylab.com

‘Flight Controllers Activity During Skylab Reentry On 12.7.1979’, (credit: NASA)

Sounds of Saturn: Hear Radio Emissions of the Planet and its Moon Enceladus’, 2017, licence under a Creative Common Licence (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Iowa) https://soundcloud.com/nasa/enceladus-hiss-audio

Dinks and Donks: from InSight’s seismometer’, 2019 (credit: NASA) https://www.nasa.gov/connect/sounds/index.html

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