Public's Recognition of the Space Object's Re-entry Situations and the National Space Disaster Management Policy

우리나라 국민의 우주위험인식 수준과 국가 재난정책

  • Received : 2016.10.19
  • Accepted : 2016.12.21
  • Published : 2016.12.31


Since the mankind started its space mission, the number of artificial space objects has been increasing exponentially. It contains not just the space machines which are in use but the machines which are out of order. Meantime, those dead machines are being a serious danger, a real threat to human's lives and property because of it could re-enter into the earth's atmosphere and fall to the ground causing mega-disaster. As the number of space activities gets growing so far, the re-entry of the space objects will be a lot more happened in the future. Therefore, not just natural space object like asteroids but the artificial space object like artificial satellite and space station can cause the disaster by falling to the ground. To protect our nation and our property, the government has set up the space disaster management center in Korea astronomy and Space science Institute. In this study, we surveyed public's recognition of the space object's re-entry situation and analyzed it to contribute building national space disaster management policy.


space disaster management policy;space situation awareness;hazardous space situation;national risk management system


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