Space Debris

(asked on 20th March 2023) - View Source

Question to the Department for Science, Innovation & Technology:

To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to engage with the concerns of NASA and scientists around the world regarding the increasing risk posed by space junk.

Answered by
Viscount Camrose Portrait
Viscount Camrose
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
This question was answered on 3rd April 2023

The Government is taking action to deliver on the Plan for Space Sustainability announced last year to help ensure a safe, secure, and sustainable space environment. This includes plans for regulatory reform, supporting the development of an industry-led Space Sustainability Mark, and building sustainable capabilities in the UK including Active Debris Removal and In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing missions. The Government engages extensively in international and scientific fora such as the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, and the Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee to tackle the issue of the increasingly contested and congested space environment.

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