IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 12, December 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
S. Kirthika , B. Pradeep, B. Siddharth, S. Baranidharan, Abhinay Kumar Reddy
Engineering is not just solutions to problems but an investigation to turn problems into solution to future problems. Space debris is a miscellany of objects in space which is a mixture of rocket stages, satellites, and fragments from disintegration, erosions and collisions. Space debris, considered as a danger and nuisance to active spacecrafts and future space missions are a collection of defunct objects orbiting the Earth. The density of this junk around earth increases due to collisions with other objects and with each other. It has been found that increase in their number is much faster than their decrease due to natural processes. This leads to an overall increase of junk with time, leading to the so called Kesseler's Syndrome. Hence the space debris is a serious threat to space missions in the future. In this paper we consider space debris as a useful source of energy for clearing smaller debris using laser techniques.