There’s a speeding mass of space junk orbiting earth, smashing into things

Published September 14, 2017

An article in the Wall Street Journal about the growing concern over space debris, also called space junk, orbiting Earth quotes John Crassidis, CUBRC Professor in Space Situational Awareness in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, who spoke about the proliferation of small satellites known as CubeSats.

Crassidis, who is also the director of UB's Center for Multisource Information Fusion, said the lack of maneuverability of these satellites is a “huge problem.”

The article, which is available only to subscribers, can be accessed here.