The “Library” contains subsections, or archives, with documents explaining TCTB and the current debris environment.
The “Library - Key Documents”
archive provides details about TCTB and its
cooperative plan. Papers found there provide more detailed descriptions of the “Trusted Broker” model (think Red
Cross or international mediation), the planning process, a cooperative methodology for object selection, and
cooperative principles in the form of draft contract clauses. Papers also explain why cooperation is necessary,
and why cooperation through an NGO is best, from both TCTB’s and Russia’s perspectives. This archive also includes
the formal contracting Proposals TCTB submitted to China, Russia and the U. S. in May, 2019.
The remaining archives contain articles by others, grouped by topic, about the current debris environment.
The “Library - Baseline Studies”
archive includes articles by other authors describing the overall debris
environment and possible solutions to consider.
The next three archives include documents by other authors describing hurdles that have prevented remediation to date,
grouped by type: “Library - Baseline Studies”
“Library - Legal Hurdles”
“Library - Economic and Funding Hurdles”
, and “Library - Political and National Security Hurdles”
The “Remediation Object Selection”
contains important papers written primarily by members of the international scientific community identifying the
most dangerous objects in space. These papers reflect the consensus that exists concerning the risk of High Mass
Debris in High-LEO (HMDHLEO) and, in particular, the hundred or more most dangerous objects.
The “Remediation Technology”
articles written by others describing emerging remediation technologies. Remediation technology exists across the
world, in many cases derived from military technology and dual-use in nature. Recent technology demonstrations show
that industry is ready to implement a solution, if paying customers were available.