Space debris is the result of humans launching objects from earth, which remain in orbit. In a world where space activity is ever increasing, these pose a risk of collision which could disrupt critical services we all rely on every day.

The UK Space Agency is driving the safe and sustainable use of space and raising awareness of the fragility of its infrastructure. Ray Fielding, their Head of Space Sustainability, discusses how the UK will build sustainability into the first national space debris removal mission in 2026, and the biggest opportunities and challenges for sustainable space, now and in the future.

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Approved by the UK Space Agency.