ISRO Launches The World’s First Facility To Track Space Debris, And Safeguard Assets:
ISRO launches the world’s first facility to track space debris, and safeguard assets.
- IS4OM is ISRO’s holistic approach to ensure the safety of space assets and sustaining the utilization of outer space for national development.
- In response to the ever-growing space object population and the risk of collisions in space, it undertakes observation and monitoring of space objects and space environment, processing the observations for orbit determination, object characterization and cataloguing, analysis of space environment evolution, risk assessment, and mitigation, and data exchange and collaboration.
- Prevent a rising concern about Kessler Syndrome, which states that a collision in space due to pollution could increase the number of space debris, increasing the number of potential collisions due to the multiplying space debris.