Because the starting of the house age, with the launch of Sputnik in 1958, now we have launched 1000’s of rockets carrying greater than ten thousand satellites into house.
The previous couple of years have seen a dramatic improve in these numbers, and over the previous couple of many years there was a change in the kind of mission flown, with personal firms (yellow) launching smaller satellites than these launched by non-commercial companies (blue).
This graph, created in a joint challenge between ESA and the UN, additionally reveals the variety of unregistered objects (purple) has elevated lately. It must be famous that these are objects not but registered with the UN, and are anticipated to rise.
In episode 4 of the ESA-UNOOSA house particles sequence, Ian Freeman and Francesca Letizia focus on what these modifications imply for the way forward for spaceflight and the creation of house particles.