Saturday, 22 January 2011

Space Junk Diagrams

The image below was posted by Robert Simmon on Edward Tufte's site - the image shows the objects orbiting the Earth on August 25, 2009. As of July 2009, there were 19,000 objects larger than 10 cm orbiting the Earth—more than 95% of them debris or dead satellites. 


See also the Catalog of Earth Satellite Orbits

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