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Space Junk Around Earth


Space Junk Around Earth

Space debris poses a threat to us on Earth, even causing damage to the International Space Station.

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The amount of space junk around Earth has hit a critical point

There are almost 30,000 man-made objects orbiting Earth. Many are tiny pieces of rockets and satellites, while others are completely dead satellites not in use anymore. All of them pose risks to other spacecraft and satellites — and as access to space becomes more affordable, the risk of a chain reaction of satellites crashing into one another will continue to increase.

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Space Debris 1957 - 2016 | Watch this Space - Episode 5

Over 40,000 man-made objects have been tracked in Earth orbit since 1957. Many of the objects have since burned up in the atmosphere and currently there are just over 17,000 trackable objects in orbit. Less than 10% of these active satellites.

This visualisation, created by Dr Stuart Grey, lecturer at University College London, shows how the amount of space debris has changed since the dawn of the space age.

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5 Strangest Objects Orbiting the Earth

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Space Junk: A Traffic Crisis in Outer Space?

Jonathan McDowell, CfA, Astrophysicist with Chandra X-Ray Observatory

It's been 60 years since the launch of the first artificial satellite, Sputnik, and space is getting busier and busier. There are over 1,500 working satellites up there, but there are also over 17,000 known pieces of orbital debris whizzing around at up to 18,000 miles an hour. McDowell will talk about the demographics of the satellite population: who is putting satellites up there, what are they doing, what the space junk is and why there's so much of it - and what can we do about it?

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The Dangers Of Space Waste | Space: The Final Junkyard | Spark

In the rush to conquer space and send communication satellites into orbit, the danger posed by the waste products of these missions has been overlooked. With tens of thousands of pieces of junk orbiting Earth at high speeds, all capable of destroying a spacecraft or sending a satellite plummeting to the ground, there is a real possibility of the great space adventure soon being brought to a premature end.

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Space debris - a journey to Earth

Space debris - a journey to Earth takes the audience on a journey from the outer solar system back to our home planet. The objects encountered along the way are manmade. Originally designed to explore the universe, these are now a challenge for modern space flight. An estimated number of 700,000 objects larger than 1 cm and 170 million objects larger than 1mm are expected to reside in Earth orbits.

The video gives a closer look at the different regions used for space flight and explains how mitigation and removal measures could preserve future usage of these orbits.

Produced for the 7th European Conference on Space Debris, 18-21 April 2017.

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Space debris or Space junks in hindi - Complete information | अंतरिक्ष में फैले मलबे

If you want to know about Space Debris in Hindi, It's the only video you need. Space Debris is also known as Space Junks.

Space debris, junk, waste, trash, or litter is the collection of defunct man-made objects in space – old satellites, spent rocket stages, and fragments from disintegration, erosion, and collisions – including those caused by debris itself. As of December 2016, five satellite collisions resulted in space waste.

As of 5 July 2016, the United States Strategic Command tracked a total of 17,852 artificial objects in orbit above the Earth,including 1,419 operational satellites.However, these are just objects large enough to be tracked. As of July 2013, more than 170 million debris smaller than 1 cm (0.4 in), about 670,000 debris 1–10 cm, and around 29,000 larger debris were estimated to be in orbit.Collisions with debris have become a hazard to spacecraft; they cause damage akin to sandblasting, especially to solar panels and optics like telescopes or star trackers that can not be covered with a ballistic Whipple shield (unless it is transparent).

Below 2,000 km (1,200 mi), Earth-altitude debris are denser than meteoroids; most are dust from solid rocket motors, surface erosion debris like paint flakes, and frozen coolant from RORSAT nuclear-powered satellites. For comparison, the International Space Station orbits in the 300–400 kilometres (190–250 mi) range, and the 2009 satellite collision and 2007 antisat test occurred at 800 to 900 kilometres (500 to 560 mi) altitude.The ISS has Whipple shielding; however, known debris with a collision chance over 1/10,000 are avoided by maneuvering the station.

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Space Debris: 1957 - 2015

Almost 20,000 pieces of space debris are currently orbiting the Earth. This visualisation, created by Dr Stuart Grey, lecturer at University College London and part of the Space Geodesy and Navigation Laboratory, shows how the amount of space debris increased from 1957 to 2015, using data on the precise location of each piece of junk ( from ).

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Let's clean up the space junk orbiting Earth | Natalie Panek

Our lives depend on a world we can't see: the satellite infrastructure we use every day for information, entertainment, communication and so much more. But Earth orbit isn't a limitless resource, and the problem of space debris will get worse without a significant change to our behavior. Natalie Panek challenges us to consider the environmental impact of the satellites we rely on. Our orbital environment is breathtakingly beautiful and our gateway to exploration, she says. It's up to us to keep it that way.

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Is the junk around Earth starting to be a problem?

Space junk and debris is starting to be a problem around Low Earth Orbit (LEO) according to the ESA and JAXA. Exactly how much is up there? And are we soon approaching the threshold of Kessler Syndrome?

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Satellites In Motion Around Earth & How Much Space Debris Is There?

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Space debris story (2013)

The story of space debris highlighting how the unintended consequences of intense spaceflight activity during the past 60 years has resulted in a growing population of debris objects that pose hazards to safe space navigation. In 2013, experts estimate that 29 000 objects larger than 10 cm were orbiting Earth.

The video also highlights the current state of debris mitigation measures and presents several concepts for removing defunct satellites from economically vital orbits now being studied by space agencies and industry across Europe.

This video was produced for the 6th European Conference on Space Debris, 22-25 April 2013.



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