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THE DANGERS OF SPACE TRASH

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 1 sept. 2016 5:31 por Jose Patricio Lay Lagos

The continuous growth of space trash is becoming a threat to the air and space activity in the different economic regions of the globe.

Satellite operators all over the world, including climate monitoring missions, communications, meteorology, navigation, are concentrating efforts to control the space trash.

All the objects in space are the result of thousands of launches carried out by the space powers since the beginning of the space age. Debris from parts and pieces of rockets and satellites are counted in the hundreds of thousands and many fall towards the planet’s surface.

Chile receives timely notice from space agencies when space junk that has been monitored re enter the atmosphere in order to take provision to protect the air traffic operating under its jurisdiction in the South Pacific area.

This information is also derived to the Committee of Studies of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena (CEFAA), as an extra element available to correlate reports of events that might be mistakenly identified as possible UFO’s.

Source: European Space Agency (ESA)

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