The atmospheric re-entry of a satellite, such as the ATV-1 satellite shown here, will lead to the majority or even the totality of the satellite’s composition being deposited into various layers of Earth’s atmosphere. The more satellites are launched, and the more frequently they’re de-orbited, the greater the effects of atmospheric pollution will become. (Credit: ESA/NASA)

China’s last launch of 2022 sparks falling rocket debris warning from Philippine Space Agency

By Leonard David, Published by, 30 December 2022 The Philippine Space Agency warned agencies to take "precautionary measures related to expected unburned debris" from the rocket. China's last space launch of 2022, which lifted off on Thursday (Dec. 29), has prompted a warning of falling rocket space debris from

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Russia’s Highly Maneuverable Avangard Hypersonic Missile Impossible To Intercept, Expert Says Over New US, Japan Pact

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Traffic Jam: Chinese Academics Find Starlink Satellites Routinely Break Space Safety Rules

By Fantine Gardiner, Published by Sputnik News, 29 November 2022 Elon Musk has laid out plans to launch tens of thousands of small satellites into orbit to facilitate the Starlink global high-speed internet service, but the proposal has raised eyebrows of many space-faring countries, including the US military. A study

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