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Space Debris

28 May 2017, 20:55 UTC
Space Debris
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ESA dixit:
“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 man made. 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 1 mm 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.”
Video credit: ESA/ID&Sense/ONiRiXEL, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

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