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Who puts junk in space?

Updated: 9/16/2023
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Space launches, to get astronauts into space, or to place satellites in Earth orbit, cause unintentional debris as rocket stages are jettisoned and explosive bolts fire. The debris generated travels at huge speeds and remains in orbit for many years.

Satellites come to the end of their life, when batteries fail, or electronics wear out and are left in their orbits to naturally decay and fall back to Earth.

Finally,the worst form of space junk is the deliberate disintegration of a target satellites by the testing of new space weapons. These weapons are used to show off the technological abilities of nations and as a sign of strength. We are making a prison for ourselves since there are millions of pieces of junk in space and when the Shuttle hit a fleck of paint in space it very nearly blew a hole in the cockpit glass.

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