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Scientists Propose New Satellite Tech to Dodge Space Junk from Megaconstellations


Scientists Propose New Satellite Tech to Dodge Space Junk from Megaconstellations If a disastrous space junk chain reaction ends up surrounding Earth with a belt of destructive shrapnel, state-of-the-art infrared cameras and gel-based rockets just might help future satellites dodge such debris, a new study finds. Space debris might not sound dangerous until one realizes that in low Earth orbit — up to about 1,200 miles (2,000 kilometers) in altitude — such debris collides with an average speed of about 22,370 mph (36,000 km/h), according to NASA. At such speeds, even tiny pieces of space debris can inflict devastating damage.   More



(Source: Space.com - Oct 15)

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