Satellites orbiting the Earth provide many tangible benefits to billions of people around the world on a daily basis. However, space is becoming increasingly congested and the continuity of these benefits cannot be taken for granted.
For more than a decade, Secure World Foundation has focused its efforts promoting the sustainable uses of outer space. While many in the space community are aware of challenges to space sustainability, the notion that the Earth’s orbital environment is a limited natural resource that must be used rationally and equitably is not part of the general knowledge of most people outside of the space community, including many business leaders and policy-makers. To help raise awareness of the trends and factors affecting our ability to continue to use space in a sustainable fashion, Secure World Foundation has produced a short 8-minute video that explains space sustainability in an easy-to-understand manner.