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Info Pedia : Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC)



India, represented by ISRO, has set a target of achieving space missions devoid of debris by the year 2030, as announced during the 42nd annual gathering of the Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC).

About the Initiative

     This initiative aims to engage all stakeholders in India's space sector, both governmental and non-governmental, to promote long-term sustainability in outer space.

     ISRO has developed a thorough strategy for space exploration and utilization, prioritizing the disposal of defunct spacecraft and the mitigation of debris generation.

 About IADC

     Established on October 25, 1993, the Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC) serves as an international intergovernmental platform for coordinating strategies concerning both artificial and natural debris in space.

     It was formed to address the challenges posed by orbiting debris around Earth.

     The IADC is widely acknowledged as the foremost global technical body on matters pertaining to space debris.