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(NBC News)   The U.S. is getting serious about space junk; Duluth Trading serious about junk space   (nbcnews.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, International Space Station, amount of space junk, Satellite, decades of space races, space junk problem, cloud of dangerous debris, Space debris, space debris  
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2022-10-04 12:35:54 PM  
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2022-10-04 1:07:27 PM  
It's not my dream job, but pretty close: Working orbits for an army of cube sats that are doing nothing but smacking terminator tape onto defunct stats to pull them down quicker.
 
2022-10-04 1:49:57 PM  
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LEO in 2055?
 
2022-10-04 2:39:39 PM  

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LEO in 2055?


Could be.  But it would be all but empty by 2060.  Maybe some left in the higher orbits, but things fall out of LEO quickly enough.  Moreso if they are small, non-aerodynic debris.
 
2022-10-04 2:59:30 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: Gleeman: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 571x245]
LEO in 2055?

Could be.  But it would be all but empty by 2060.  Maybe some left in the higher orbits, but things fall out of LEO quickly enough.  Moreso if they are small, non-aerodynic debris.


No, it couldn't be. For a layer anywhere near that dense would require there to be more satellites in orbit than there are cars on the planet.
 
2022-10-04 3:01:23 PM  
the debris also wouldn't just -sit- there like that illustration suggests.. orbital mechanics don't work that way
 
2022-10-04 3:23:24 PM  
It's something, but it would be nice if we do something to actively remove some of the more dangerous objects.
 
2022-10-04 4:23:42 PM  
On the job:

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2022-10-04 4:32:01 PM  
The UGSP approves.

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2022-10-04 6:50:51 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: The UGSP approves.

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