Falling Uncontrolled from Space, Giant Chinese Rocket Highlights Risk of Orbital Debris

Falling Uncontrolled from Space, Giant Chinese Rocket Highlights Risk of Orbital Debris

The upcoming atmospheric re-entry of a Chinese Long March 5B rocket body is a reminder of a much larger problem, experts say. Magnitude of the problem“It really isn’t about this one rocket body … because every rocket body in Earth orbit is uncontrolled,” explains T.S. “It shows there are 2,033 rocket bodies in Earth orbit … at least those that we have orbital data for, as there may be more classified ones. “Maybe we all need to be more responsible and not leave uncontrolled rocket bodies in orbit,” Kelso told Inside Outer Space. “There are another 66 rocket bodies in Earth orbit that we have no data for, because they are classified,” Kelso noted.

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