Scenario 22
The gray nation has had a state of the art space program for decades. They were the first nation to launch communication and GPS satellites. Recently, they have upgraded their technology and as a result, they have needed to launch new, improved satellites to make their equipment work. However, there are no plans to bring the old, non-functional satellites back to the ground. Other nations fear that these old satellites will either come crashing down to earth (possibly injuring people) or the atmosphere will become so saturated with junk-satellites that they will begin to hit the good ones and damage them. The cost of catching old satellites is high and the gray nation doesn’t see a benefit that matches the cost.