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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.

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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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Can Space Junk Kill you? | Earth Lab

With all the debris floating around in space, what are the chances of it killing one of us, or all of us? Dominic Burgess has the answers.
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This Satellite Net Is Cleaning Up Space Junk

Space junk is increasingly becoming a big problem for the future of spaceflight, but RemoveDEBRIS is trying to come up with a solution. During a cleanup test that took place in September, the project, led by the University of Surrey, successfully deployed a net which captured a piece of debris that was orbiting around Earth.

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Space junk is accumulating in Earth's orbit

When we think of the final frontier, we think of stars, planets, and endless universe. What we don't think about are the millions upon millions of pieces of junk circulating over our heads.
Our race to space has left billions of tonnes of unwanted debris floating in orbit, from disused rockets to nuts and bolts.
And this is a serious cause for concern - not just because we humans are once again polluting a pristine environment, but because garbage in space could impact on life on earth. Julide Ayger has been delving further.


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Can You Guess How Many Satellites Are Orbiting Earth?

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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.

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Why can't we see space junk? There's 500,000 bits space debris up there but zero photos - TomoNews

SPACE JUNKYARD — There's thousands of debris floating around Earth, but none show up in images of the planet.
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What If We Trashed Earth's Orbit With Space Junk?

With every rocket we launch into the Earth's orbit we're trapping ourselves on our own planet. Wait, how could sending rockets into space put an end to space exploration?

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In Depth: Space Debris

On March 27, 2019, India successfully tested a state-of-the-art missile technology by shooting down a satellite parked at low earth orbit. The anti-satellite test placed the country in elite club of countries with such a capability.

But, days following India's A-SAT test, American space agency NASA has come up with sharp criticism, saying the debris created due to shooting down of the satellite has increased the risk to the International Space Station.

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine has said the agency has identified at least 400 pieces from the wreck, and is tracking 60 of them that were larger than 10 cm in size. He says 24 of these 60 pieces have got near the International Space Station, posing a potential threat of collision.

Indian space scientists have rubbished the NASA chief's assertion. According to experts, the International Space Station orbits Earth at an altitude of 330-435 km, while the test conducted by India is well within the 300km range.

Besides, since the test was carried out in low-earth orbit, whatever little debris has been created would decay and fall back on to the earth within weeks.

Today in IN DEPTH, let's analyse NASA chief Jim Bridenstine's remark on India's A-SAT test and his concerns regarding increasing space debris. We also try and understand in detail about the various space treaties and the International Space Station.

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