The existence of space as the industry could be in danger of extinction in thirty years. To launch a payload will be the goal malodostizhimoy. This unexpected prediction voiced head of the department of space astrometry of the Institute of Astronomy at the Congress Lydia Rykhlova astronomers at the observatory Kourovka UFU.
"Every month the International Space Station have to make several maneuvers care to avoid a collision with space debris," — said Lydia Rykhlova our agency.
According to the scientist, at the moment, Russian astronomers because of the small number of radars and observatories almost no ability to detect small celestial bodies, which, inter alia, concerns and space debris. Objects move along the orbit at a speed of 15 kilometers per second — faster than the speed of a bullet. Accordingly, in a collision with a satellite or an astronaut, released to work in open space, severe consequences are inevitable.
According to Lydia Rykhlova, the UN has established a commission to study the issue, but how to dispose of debris is still unknown. One of the most fantastic projects — launch into orbit of a huge network that can protect satellites and the International Space Station from damage.