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Space Junk Menace: New Guidelines Urged to Help Fight Orbital Debris Threat

by Mike Wall, Space.com

Spacecraft designers and operators need to be proactive, a new organization argues.

The final frontier may need a little taming.

About 2,000 operational satellites currently zoom around Earth, studying our planet’s weather, beaming down telecommunications data and performing a variety of other tasks. But that number has been rising steadily as the costs of building and launching spacecraft fall, and it’s about to make some big leaps.

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