As orbit becomes more crowded, risk from space debris grows


BERLIN –  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.
More than 750,000 fragments larger than a centimeter are already thought to orbit Earth, and each one could badly damage or even destroy a satellite.
Experts meeting in Germany this week say the problem could get worse as private companies send a flurry of new satellites into space over the coming years, unless steps are taken to reduce space debris.
Luisa Innocenti of the European Space Agency said... read more

 
21 April 2017 in World News, Views: 9
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