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The Value of Space Debris

Frank Koch1
Orbit Recycling1

Document details

Publishing year2021 PublisherESA Space Debris Office Publishing typeConference Name of conference8th European Conference on Space Debris
Pagesn/a Volume
T. Flohrer, S. Lemmens, F. Schmitz


More than 8,000 tons of debris endanger all space activities. If we consider this not only a thread but a valuable resource, could we stimulate activities to address this challenge? For Orbit Recycling, it`s not a question of "if" but "when" a circular space industry based on this persuasion will be possible. We are working on this mind shift for more 3 years and present primarily results like concepts for (re-)moving upper stages to the Moon and lunar aluminum casting for an open discussion.