OPTICS & PHOTONICS International Congress 2024

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LSSE2024 » Oral Presentation

Space Technology 3

Thu. Apr 25, 2024 1:20 PM - 3:00 PM 316 (Pacifico Yokohama Conference Center)

Session Chair: Tadanori Fukushima (Orbital Lasers)

1:20 PM - 1:50 PM

[LSSE10-01(Invited)] Cost and Benefit Analysis of Orbital Debris Remediation

*Thomas J Colvin1, Jericho W Locke1 (1. NASA Office of Technology, Policy, and Strategy)

This report presents a cost-benefit analysis of various approaches to debris remediation, which refers to any action taken to reduce the risks posed by orbital debris by moving, removing, or reusing it. A thorough understanding of the near-term costs and benefits of different remediation approaches can inform decision-making regarding R&D investment and policy creation in this field.

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