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German space firm warns of ‘malicious’ space junk

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Space debris is increasingly causing headaches for satellite builders and space companies, according to German space firm OHB. “It’s a problem,” said chief executive Marco Fuchs from OHB, whose core business comprises low-orbiting and geostationary satellites. What is needed, he said, are binding rules to ensure that satellites are cleared away after their end of use and do not pose a danger. “The basic rules already exist,” Fuchs, who is vice president of the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI), told dpa. But there is still a need for sanctions and monitoring. “Malicious” space jun…

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