World Space week
This year, world space week runs from the 4th to 10th October with a code along event running on the 6th.
World Space Week Highlights 2022
Sustainability in space relates to how humanity uses space, most pressingly, the orbital area surrounding Earth – itself a finite resource. At the start of 2021, there were 6,542 satellites listed as being currently in orbit by the UN. In order to ensure the sustainability of future space activities, we must ensure that space debris can be cleaned up, and not pose a threat to future missions. Achieving sustainability from space is a different ask – this addresses how space can help to achieve a cleaner, fairer and safer planet Earth. This includes measuring climate change, identifying pollution on land and at sea, supporting agriculture in developing nations – an endless list Of the 169 targets that form the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, 65 directly benefit through Earth observation satellites and related technologies.
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