“The Space Border that Could Seal Us on Earth”, with Johnny Harris (17 min), July 23, 2021.
Johnny explains how the privatization of space, as recently illustrated by Jeff Bezos at all, is creating a lot of orbiting space debris, that once in a while collides. If the cloud of space debris gets thick enough, it could set off a chain reaction that prevents further development in space.
Harris notes there is little legal control or liability enforcement now in international law.
Although one wonders if you could try different orbits at different distances from Earth.
An orbit results when an object moves fast enough that free fall keeps it at one distance from Earth.