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|Posté le: Sam 9 Déc - 08:53 (2017) Sujet du message: The growing problem of space debris
The September 24, 2011 Uncontrolled reentry of NASA's satellite UARS places a spotlight on a problem that has been building for decades, the problem of debris in orbit around Earth.
The bus-sized Upper Atmosphere Satellite Research (UARS) satellite plunged to earth over the Pacific, causing no damage or injuries. Lessons from the International Space Station (ISS).
He points out that the collision risk is clearly low, since collisions between major satellites and debris to not happen often. But space junk travels at high speeds in orbit.
Even a small piece can cripple an orbiting satellite that has cost tens of millions to launch.
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