Trash or treasure? A lot of space debris is junk, but some is precious heritage

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Abstract

Most of us will never have the opportunity to travel into space. But we can feel connected to it in other ways. Above us right now, and every day, are extraordinary old satellites from the 1950s and 1960s, orbiting at speeds of 7-8 kilometres per second. They’re part of our space heritage.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2017

Keywords

  • Space junk
  • Satellites
  • Space debris
  • IAC2017
  • Space heritage

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