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Ask An Astronomer: Space Debris and Threat They Pose to Satellites, Space Missions


Ask An Astronomer: Space Debris and Threat They Pose to Satellites, Space Missions Thousands of satellites orbit the Earth to study the planet, support communication and several other purposes. However, once these satellites reach their expiry time, they become space junk or space debris and can turn into a major hazard for other multi-million dollar satellites. Recently, China’s mission Long March 5B fell into Earth in an uncontrollable manner—this event once again raised a major alarm related to the space junk floating around in space.   More



(Source: The Weather Channel - May 26)

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