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Please find here the approved applications to the Social Art Award 2021 – New Greening. The open call was closed on 1 May.

The next Open Call for the Social Art Ward will be opened in early 2023.

 

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Protecting The Celestial Bodies
by Tamas Kacsak
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Title:
Protecting The Celestial Bodies

Author:
Tamas Kacsak

Description:
Extending the tasks and responsibilities of environmental protection beyond the Earth to the Solar System poses increasingly serious challenges to researchers. Our civilised society has already caused a severe environmental catastrophe on Earth, and since we launched the first satellite, Sputnik-1, into space in 1957, we have been constantly littering it ever since. A total of approximately 8,800 tons of man-made structures, devices, objects of use and their pieces orbiting the Earth make up the cosmic waste. Space debris consists mainly of smaller or larger detached parts of rockets and space stations, as well as disused or damaged satellites and their pieces, but also includes tools and objects released during space walks such as cameras, tool bags, mirrors, half-pair gloves and helmets. Large objects that race at high speeds in orbit around the Earth can also be a potential hazard, as they can fall back to Earth uncontrollably at any time or drift further in the Solar System leaving their orbits. We left millions of items behind, without taking care to remove them. According to NASA, cleaning up unnecessary objects orbiting in space requires international cooperation. The development of the plans has been under way for a long time, but their implementation is very costly and time-consuming and would probably only partially solve the problem. We are slowly being surrounded by the waste glory of our society.
Description:
Extending the tasks and responsibilities of environmental protection beyond the Earth to the Solar System poses increasingly serious challenges to researchers. Our civilised society has already caused a severe environmental catastrophe on Earth, and since we launched the first satellite, Sputnik-1, into space in 1957, we have been constantly littering it ever since. A total of approximately 8,800 tons of man-made structures, devices, objects of use and their pieces orbiting the Earth make up the cosmic waste. Space debris consists mainly of smaller or larger detached parts of rockets and space stations, as well as disused or damaged satellites and their pieces, but also includes tools and objects released during space walks such as cameras, tool bags, mirrors, half-pair gloves and helmets. Large objects that race at high speeds in orbit around the Earth can also be a potential hazard, as they can fall back to Earth uncontrollably at any time or drift further in the Solar System leaving their orbits. We left millions of items behind, without taking care to remove them. According to NASA, cleaning up unnecessary objects orbiting in space requires international cooperation. The development of the plans has been under way for a long time, but their implementation is very costly and time-consuming and would probably only partially solve the problem. We are slowly being surrounded by the waste glory of our society.

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