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RESET Special Feature: Satellites and Sustainability

There are thousands of satellites in orbit around our planet right now, and it's hard to imagine what life would look like without them and all of the crucial services and information that they provide. And when it comes to protecting the environment and tracking changes in our climate, they've become indispensable too. If only there wasn't the little issue of all that space debris that's building up in the atmosphere... In RESET's latest special feature, we've been taking a look at the potentials - and pitfalls - of satellites and drones for a sustainable future on this planet. Read on

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Interview: Space Junk – How Can We Stop Outer Space Turning Into a Garbage Dump?

Satellites offer us crucial information that can help us protect our planet, but while the number of satellites in orbit grows, so does the amount of space junk - dead satellites, pieces of machinery and debris left by humans in space. We talked to Holger Krag from ESA about why space junk is a problem and about what is being done to clean up the mess. Read on