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Saturday, Dec 07, 2019

Space junk poses a threat to active satellites

More than 23,000 pieces of debris, or space junk, are tracked in space. They all travel at speeds up to 28,000 kmph, fast enough for a relatively small piece of orbital debris to damage a satellite or a spacecraft.

delhi Updated: Dec 04, 2019 14:50 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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