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THIS SPACECRAFT IS THINNER THAN A HUMAN HAIR AND CAN CAPTURE SPACE DEBRIS

THIS SPACECRAFT IS THINNER THAN A HUMAN HAIR AND CAN CAPTURE SPACE DEBRIS Last year, the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite collided with a tiny chunk of debris. Fortunately, the resulting damage to its solar panel turned out to be minor. But it got lucky. If the piece of space trash had been slightly larger, it could have shattered the entire panel, according to Holger Krag, head of the agency’s Space Debris Office who spoke about the incident at this past spring's 7th European Conference on Space Debris. Earth’s orbit is littered with bolts, flecks of paint, dead satellites, and other leftovers from past missions.   More



(Source: Popular Science - Sep 6)

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