GMV Joins Net Zero Space Initiative to Eliminate Space Debris

  • The use of outer space and the more than $1 trillion in benefits estimated for 2030 is threatened by rising orbital pollution
  • There is an urgent need for all stakeholders in the space market to reach a consensus on its safe and sustainable use
  • GMV is a world reference in the study, monitoring and prevention of space debris proliferation, with more than 20 years of experience in this market

MADRID, Spain (GMV PR) — The space environment is becoming increasingly polluted due to the proliferation of objects orbiting in an uncontrolled manner around the earth, particularly in low and geostationary orbits (the most interesting for use and exploitation). Estimates suggest that there are more than one million objects larger than 1 cm capable of causing potential damage of various kinds, and the number is increasing at a dangerous rate. To ensure a sustainable use of space, various key players in the space industry (*), including GMV, have launched the international initiative called Net Zero Space.

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SpaceX Wins Safety Award

Falcon 9 launches AsiaSat8 into orbit. (Credit: SpaceX)
Falcon 9 launches AsiaSat8 into orbit. (Credit: SpaceX)

NOORDWIJK, NETHERLANDS, October 13, 2014 (IAASS PR) — The International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) has announced that this year’s Vladimir Syromiatnikov Safety-by-Design Award will go to Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) for safety accomplishments related to its Dragon vehicles. The award will be presented to SpaceX Director of Risk and System Safety Michael Lutomski at the 7th IAASS Conference Awards Gala Dinner in Friedrichshafen (Germany) on Tuesday 21 October 2014.

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