Whats the point of cleaning space debris?

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Humans will continue to populate within earth and outside

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if you think about it.... the Earth is a rather large chunk of space debris...
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I forgot to mention, I'm talking about human space debris e.g. satellites and chunks of space vehicles
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Imagine if the debris plummets on to Earth, a catastrophic global event wiping out an entire country. Millions of people dead.
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That **** could hit us one day- the Earth will be sad.
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It's not the risk of it falling to Earth, they're designed to do that. It's the risk it poses to other satellites. If a bit of debris the size of a fleck of paint hit the ISS it could cause critical damage..
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(Original post by spocckka)
It's not the risk of it falling to Earth, they're designed to do that. It's the risk it poses to other satellites. If a bit of debris the size of a fleck of paint hit the ISS it could cause critical damage..
Essentially, we have to clean it up, or sooner or later Gravity will happen.
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Space junk hitting the earth rarely causes any damage, it's not going anywhere near fast enough to pose a threat. As spocckka notes though, bits of debris can damage other spacecraft. Also, space is limited around the Earth. Satellites can't just be flung to any old point in the sky - there are specific orbits they need to use, and those orbits grow more crowded by the day. If we don't tidy up then it makes future launches more difficult.
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(Original post by classichyperbole)
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The issue is when you hit a certain amount of debris it becomes a cycle of bits colliding causing more bits, colliding with more bits etc... And then you have a serious problem with satellites at serious danger and getting through the debris field being extremely risky.
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thank you guys xxxxxxxxxx
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Kesler syndrome - simple but a very real haazard.

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