Faculty Advisor

Labonté, Robert C.


This paper will discuss some aspects of the Earth's space debris field. More specifically, this paper will assess the potential risk caused by this junk to existing satellites. It will also discuss a few of the incidents in which some of this debris has made it back to terrestrial Earth, and the impending threat that can be caused by such a circumstance. The paper concludes with possible solutions to the problem, a problem more extreme than some people may think.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering