Monday, January 23, 2006

9,000 pieces of space debris

Here is the side effect of the space programs. I remember long back, one of the first INSAT satellite launched by the ESA launcher was hit by something from space. Now, there are lot of stuff moving about space, which were not put by man, but the many different launches by the Russians and Americans and also the few other countries that can do it, have been putting thousands of junk in space, while launching their satellites.
Its time that these countries did something to clean up the space too. Because if not, this debris is going to come back to hurt the satellites to be launced in the future or the ones orbiting today.

Space junk continuing to accumulate

Tags: space, debris, launches, usa, russia, india, insat, isro, nasa

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