It's Time to Clean Orbit
We are Clean Orbit – a nonprofit on an international mission to remediate the tragedy of the commons that is orbital debris.
We seek to unite space industry stakeholders and those who value human space activity to advocate for the restoration of Earth orbits to a sustainable environment.
Together we can ensure equal access to space for future generations.
Other fragments – ranging from screws to flecks of paint – number in the millions and are currently unable to be tracked.
Our mission is to educate the public on the orbital debris environment as a tragedy of the commons threatening the growth of human space activity. We want to advocate against the creation of additional debris through policies supporting enhanced tracking capabilities and post-mission disposal methods. Increased public support will be critical in driving efforts to develop technologies that remediate, or remove, existing junk.
Weekly news updates and periodic articles keep the public informed on recent developments involving space debris. Sign up to be on our distribution and join the discussion on our forums.
Clean Orbit pursues advocacy efforts through academic research and public support. Together we can promote more effective mitigation measures, such as enhanced tracking and a reassessment of the current 25-year post-mission disposal timeline.
A market ready debris removal method does not currently exist. With many organizations presently developing solutions, Clean Orbit leverages public interest to fast-track advocacy and funding for emergent remediation methods. Remediation consists of removal of debris and repair of defunct spacecraft. Click 'Take Action' and show your support!
REMOVAL OF SPACE DEBRIS IS A PRESSING ISSUE
NASA’s internal report from the Office of the Inspector General in January of 2021 concluded that mitigation-only measures are inadequate to stabilize the debris environment in space.
Government policies and procedures to address this issue are being continuously outpaced by increased launch activity and emergent technology.
Now is the time to act if we are to prevent disastrous collisions that would hasten the rapid growth of an orbital economy.
How you can help
Interested in contributing to Clean Orbit content or joining the team? Reach out to us with a resume and tell us how you envision being part of the mission.
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