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Vanguard 1: Earth’s oldest artificial satellite that's still in orbit


Vanguard 1: Earth’s oldest artificial satellite that's still in orbit Today, there are more than 2,600 active satellites in orbit, as well as thousands of dead satellites that circle the planet as space junk. But plummeting rocket prices and a revolution in small electronics are now fueling a commercial space rush, with companies combining to launch hundreds of additional satellites into orbit every year. Just one of those companies, SpaceX, has plans to launch tens of thousands more satellites as part of its controversial Starlink constellation, which aims to provide space-based internet to the world.   More



(Source: Astronomy Magazine - Jul 10)

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