Space ‘junk’ threatens services

Washington (UPI) Feb 1, 2011 The amount of junk orbiting Earth in space is nearing a “tipping point” that may threaten the $250 billion space services industry, a U.S. report says. A U.S. Defense Department Space Posture Review warned that a single collision between two satellites or large pieces of “space junk” could send thousands of pieces of debris spinning into orbit, each capable of destroying further satelli


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