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Space Junk

Lampkin, Jack ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5104-8758 and South, Nigel (2024) Space Junk. In: White, Rob, (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Environmental Crime. Edward Elgar (Submitted)

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This Entry discusses the jettisoned materials produced in the course of human exploration and commercialisation of space, in earth orbit and beyond. Often described as space ‘junk’ or debris, such objects are produced in various ways and are rapidly increasing in number. The implications of such accumulation are discussed as well as proposals for mitigation and the prospects for international agreements. Speculative ventures in pursuit of the commercial realisation of space tourism and planetary colonisation are increasing and likely to lead to further orbital pollution.

Item Type: Book Section
Status: Submitted
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
School/Department: York Business School
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/10013

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