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Heavens What a Mess!

Virtual Event Wednesday, October 28 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Starlink satellites … Space debris … Heavens! What a mess! Since 1957, near-earth space is becoming more and more cluttered. Only several hundred things up there are working satellites. The remaining 20,000 or so are space junk - objects which no longer serve any useful purpose.

Join Dr. William Schonberg, Professor of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering as he discusses space junk and answers questions like, where does space debris come from? Is there any way to clean up the near earth region of space? How much space junk is really out there? What happens when a spacecraft is hit by a piece of space junk? 

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