Satellite break-up

Satellite break-up

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04/04/2017 4:19 pm

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ESA/ID&Sense/ONiRiXEL , CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

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As of April 2017, more than 290 break-ups in orbit have been recorded since 1961. Most were explosions of satellites and upper stages – fewer than 10 involved accidental and intentional collisions.

More information: http://www.esa.int/debris

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