Any orbital space settlement has a permanent risk to be hit by a meteorite. This an important concern for any government of space settlements, and hence measures have to be taken to reduce both the probability to be hit and the effects of such events.
First measure would be to design interplanetary settlements such that they will be able to withstand hits by small meteorites. Secondly the government should establish an agency with the task of permanently monitoring all objects which might pose a threat to a space habit. We will call this agency the Detect and Destroy Corps or DDC. Continue reading Detect and Destroy Corps