As we move into a more connected world dependent on satellite information, the rise of small satellites, we will see more and more objects in orbit.
This will create a significant environmental problem as we find a large number of space junk or orbital debris. Something will need to be done about it before space gets too congested. Dr Alice Gorman, in this session, will focus on the cultural significance/heritage value of space junk.
Dr Gorman will contribute a cultural-heritage perspective to international agreements on reducing the orbital debris problem
Watch Dr Gorman’s interview on TEDx Sydney: https://bit.ly/1XrxasG