As orbit becomes more crowded, risk from space debris grows

NewsDecades' worth of man-made junk is cluttering up Earth's orbit, posing a threat to spaceflight and the satellites we rely on for weather reports, air travel and global communications. More than 750,000 fragments larger than a centimeter are already thought to orbit Earth.Contributed Author: Frank Jordans, Associated PressTopics: Space

As orbit becomes more crowded, risk from space debris grows

Decades' worth of man-made junk is cluttering up Earth's orbit, posing a threat to spaceflight and the satellites we rely on for weather reports, air travel and global communications.

Fri 21 Apr 17 from Phys.org

As Orbit Becomes More Crowded, Risk from Space Debris Grows, Fri 21 Apr 17 from Laboratory Equipment

As orbit becomes more crowded, risk from space debris grows, Fri 21 Apr 17 from AP

Experts Call for Legislation and Improved Tracking to Deal with Orbital Debris

As the amount of debris in low Earth orbit continues to increase, experts at a recent conference called for both improved efforts to track debris as well as national legislation to mitigate ...

Tue 25 Apr 17 from SPACE.com

We’re launching a hoard of tiny satellites, and that might eventually make space flight unusable

Space junk is cluttering space. One day, we might not be able to launch anything anymore.

Mon 24 Apr 17 from ZME Science

ESA: Time to Get Serious About Removing Space Junk

Scientists have been sounding the alarm about the buildup of space junk for years, a point that was reinforced at the recent European Conference on Space Debris. The post ESA: Time to Get Serious ...

Mon 24 Apr 17 from Extremetech

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