Lockheed Martin – The Space Fence


The video, produced by Lockheed Martin, talks about the “Space Fence,” a next-generation system for tracking orbital debris that’s due to begin operation in 2015. Orbital debris are a major source of concern for space faring nations: experts estimate that there currently are between 100,000 and 500,000 objects larger than a centimeter in Earth orbit, although 20,000 pieces have actually been cataloged. The debris population could reach a point where debris colliding would cause the production of further debris in a cascade process known as the Kessler syndrome.


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Andrea Gini

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Andrea Gini is a content strategy consultant specialized in companies of the space sector. He is founder of Space Safety Magazine, where he held the position of Editor-in-Chief until March 2015. Between 2011 and 2013 he worked in the European Space Agency in the Independent Safety Office, which overviews the utilization of the International Space Station. He previously worked as Software Developer, IT Consultant, and trainer of Java-related technologies. Andrea holds a BSc and an MSc in computer science from the University of Milano, a Master in Communication of Science from the International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste and a MSc in Space Studies from the International Space University.

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