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Parliamentary questions
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19 October 2018
E-005365-18
Question for written answer E-005365-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Marlene Mizzi (S&D)

 Subject:  Space
 Answer in writing 

Since humanity began exploring beyond the atmosphere, it has been leaving behind scrap and debris in orbit around the planet — from stray flecks of paint through lost gloves to entire dormant satellites. With even the smallest objects capable of destroying satellites and the volume of debris growing exponentially, humanity’s ability to exploit space is now under threat. What action is the Commission undertaking to protect Earth’s orbit from debris and ensure that space remains accessible? How will it coordinate its efforts with the rest of the international community?

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