NASA Orbital Debris Program Office, located at
the Johnson Space Center, is the lead NASA center
for orbital debris research. It is recognized world-wide
for its initiative in addressing orbital debris
issues. The NASA Orbital Debris Program Office
has taken the international lead in conducting
measurements of the environment and in developing
the technical consensus for adopting mitigation
measures to protect users of the orbital environment.
Work at the Center continues with developing an
improved understanding of the orbital debris environment
and measures that can be taken to control debris growth.
Debris Research at NASA
Orbital Debris research
is divided into the following broad research efforts: