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Speeding Space Junk Poses Risks for Spacecraft

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 6:11 pm (UTC-5)

The amount of space junk floating around the Earth grows every year, and increasingly can pose risks to spacecraft orbiting the planet. In the United States, NASA’s Orbital Debris Program (ODP) at the Johnson Space Center in Texas, keeps an eye on the ever-expanding junkyard of space. “We define orbital debris as any man-made object […]