[amsat-bb] Orbital Debris

Jeff Davis ke9v at sdf.lonestar.org
Sat Feb 10 01:02:20 PST 2007

Just looking at some interesting images and stats from the CenterForSpace
Web site. The quick stats are 3,100 spacecraft orbiting earth with
two-thirds of those no longer active. Nearly 7000 pieces of man-made debris
large enough to be tracked. And the satellite recently destroyed by China
created more than 900 pieces of large debris.

Take a good look at the various images depicting the debris.


Jeff, KE9V

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