Why the new space race must focus on sustainability

Telecommunication satellite dishes are pictured in the southern Bavarian village of Raisting, 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Munich March 15, 2005. Germany's interior minister Otto Schily intends to set up a central data base for all internet and telephone exchanges in an effort to combat terrorism. Speaking on the sidelines of the CeBIT computer fair in Hannover, Schily said telecommunication activities should be stored for up to one year. TECOM REUTERS/Michaela Rehle  MR/MAD - RP6DRNATAKAA

'More than 60 countries currently operate at least one satellite and an estimated 16,000 new satellites are planned for launch in the next decade' Image: REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Brian Weeden
Director, Programme Planning, Secure World Foundation
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