Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.
5) What are space debris? How are they a threat to space operations? Discuss the concerns associated with Mission Shakti with respect to space debris. How far do you think the concerns are just? Comment. (250 words)
Why this question:
The article discusses in detail the significance of mission shakti to India. The question thus is to analyse the concerns of space debris and the issues surrounding and questioning the utility of space mission shakti.
Key demand of the question:
Answer must provide for an analysis of Mission Shakti, its effects on space debris and weigh the merits and demerits of the mission.
Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
In a few introductory lines highlight the context of the question.
- In brief discuss what you understand by Space debris? – Initially, the term space debris referred to the natural debris found in the solar system: asteroids, comets, and meteoroids. However, with the 1979 beginning of the NASA Orbital Debris Program, the term also refers to the debris from the mass of defunct, artificially created objects in space, especially Earth orbit.
- Discuss why are they harmful?
- Salient features of mission shakti.
- What is the debate of space debris and mission shakti?
- How are space debris a threat to human life?
- What needs to be done?
Conclude with way forward.