Space Cleaners

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In the coming decades, orbiting space debris could fundamentally change life on Earth. Scientists are already searching for solutions. The amount of space debris in Earth orbit is steadily increasing. ESA estimates that there are 600,000 objects larger than 1 cm in diameter in orbit. These objects could soon not only endanger space travel but also make GPS navigation and other satellite-based technologies unusable. The film documents the work with the topic of space debris and makes the viewer aware that not only our human actions on earth, but also our actions in space have profound consequences for us and our environment.