ISRO Rocket Debris Found on Australian Shore: Understanding Space Junk Laws

  • Debris from an Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) rocket was found on the Australian shore, confirmed by the Australian Space Agency.
  • The debris, likely unburnt part of a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), could have been swept towards the coast after falling into the ocean.
  • The Convention on International Liability mandates the launching country to pay compensation for any damage caused, though ISRO’s debris caused no confirmed damage.
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