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Europe's Ice-Watching Satellite Dodges Space Junk in Orbit


Europe's Ice-Watching Satellite Dodges Space Junk in Orbit The European Space Agency nudged one of its satellites from its normal orbit this week to avoid a potential collision with space junk, with the satellite soaring almost 400 feet (122 meters) above the risky object. But now, the agency needs to move the satellite back on track. The operation comes less than a week after the agency released a new report about the huge amount of debris in space. That report found a total of almost 20,000 pieces of space junk in orbit as of the end of 2017 — more than 8,000 lbs. (3,628 kilograms) of dead spacecraft and their remnants.   More



(Source: Space.com - Jul 11)

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