Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center (AIRCC)

Volume 10, Number 06, June 2020

A 3D Simulation for the Feedback Loop between Orbital Debris and Future Space Activities and Economy


Qianyu Liu1, Emmanuel Reyes2 and Yu Sun3, 1El Toro High School, USA, 2University of California, USA, 3California State Polytechnic University, USA


Since the success of SpaceX’s reusable launch system program, there has been a massive resurgence in interest in space, hundreds of companies and startups are racing to develop cheaper ways of venturing into the vacuum of space. As a result, the sustainability of the space environment will be put under great danger and pressure, threatening all other future space activities. In the study, we attempt to quantify the chain effect of various forms of space activities and orbital debris using Unity3D, followed by proposing the plan to use NASA’s simulation software Orbital Debris Engineering Model (ORDEM) 3.0 and Debris Assessment Software (DAS) 3.0.


Orbital Debris, 3D Simulation, Unity3D.