Jason Leigh Forshaw • TEDxWandsworth
A clean up operation that's out of this world
Space Junk is not a Disney feature, but the growing mess above us threatening to knock out vital satellite services on Earth and put future space exploration at risk. Jason Leigh Forshaw from the Surrey Space Centre and an EU-led consortium of scientists have set their sights on tackling the roughly 7,000 tons of space debris – remnants of a space race that started 60 years ago. Custody of space needs the same urgency as climate change, he says, and shares some of the ingenious removal methods that will be ready for launch in 2018.