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“Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.”

– Henry David Thoreau

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In February 2020:

“Number of space debris objects regularly tracked: 22300

Total mass of all space debris objects in Earth orbit: > 8800 tonnes

Number of debris objects estimated by statistical models to be in orbit:

34000 objects > 10 cm

900000 objects from > 1 cm to 10 cm

128 million objects from > 1 mm to 1 cm.

πŸ“š Space debris is defined as all non-functional, human-made objects, including fragments and elements thereof, in Earth orbit or re-entering into Earth’s atmosphere.”

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https://www.esa.int/Safety_Security/Space_Debris/

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