Thursday, March 28, 2019

India Creates A MESS In Orbit! 250 PIECES Of Space Junk Created By India's Anti-Satellite Weapons Test Blast


India says debris from its controversial anti-satellite weapons test will 'vanish' in just 45 days as US officials reveal they're tracking more than 250 PIECES of space junk created by the blast

Officials say debris from an Indian anti-satellite weapons test conducted earlier this week will likely burn up and 'vanish' in a matter of weeks, amid outcry over its potential to the already pressing issue of space junk in Earth's vicinity. Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Thursday he expected debris from the destroyed satellite test to eventually burn up in the atmosphere instead of creating a lasting debris field that could threaten other orbiting craft. The comments came after an estimation by India's top defense scientist that the debris would burn up in about 45 days. While Shanahan said he could not confirm any particular timeframe, he said the material likely wouldn't survive long in the atmosphere. Source

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