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Only Russia Decreased Amount of its Space Garbage on the Earth Orbit
15.04.2016 15:30
Only Russia Decreased Amount of its Space Garbage on the Earth Orbit

The Russian Federation is the only country that managed to decrease its share of space debris on the Earth orbit over the last year.

      Such data was published in a report by the NASA specialists.

      The Lyndon Johnson Space Center that belongs to the NASA has published statistical data for the last year concerning the objects on the Earth orbit. According to the report, the amount of objects has increased and at the moment makes 17 385 units.

      The Russian Federation is the only state that reduced its share of space debris in the orbit in 2015. When comparing the data of April 1, 2015, when the amount of objects on the Earth orbit made 16 926 units, with only 3 907 being satellites, and April 6, 2016 (with 17 385 units and 4 410 satellites out of them) it becomes clear that the quantity of space debris has increased by 325 units.

      From the total number of space garbage Russia has reduced its indicators by 42 units, whereas all other countries have increased the number of both satellites and contaminating objects.


Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Space Debris Satellites    

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