Abin Raju‘s project is focused on a speculative future that investigates the ever-increasing problem of space debris polluting Earth’s orbit. The pollution is caused by a large number of tiny to large fragments of damaged spaceship parts, as well as active and dormant satellites in and around Earth’s orbit.
Recent advancements, such as the new Star-link programme, which will launch 42,000 satellites into space to provide low-cost internet to rural places, may contaminate our Earth’s orbit with even more satellite activity, exacerbating the problem of light pollution. The light refracted from the satellite to Earth causes the night sky to appear brighter, generating light pollution that could negatively impact humans, wildlife, and our climate.
The growing number of orbiting objects will obstruct the observations of the universe and pose a threat of a collision in Earth’s orbit. Furthermore, some scientists are concerned that the quantity of metal that will be burned up in Earth’s atmosphere when old satellites are deorbited would cause unanticipated climatic changes.
The posters provide a graphic representation of the negative effects of space debris pollution and how they affect us. The project aimed to develop an effective brand and campaign marketing strategy in order to convey a message and elicit a response to such future space activity dilemmas.