1st December 2021
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Russia destroys satellite; Increasing debris in space

By Team YourCoimbatore on 18th November 2021
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While we are concerned that earth pollution has increased, now space is also affected by pollution. At an altitude of 400 km above the Earth, the International Space Station is currently moving more than 27,000 pieces of debris into space, making it possible for these fragments to collide with the International Space Station (ISS) and satellites in space at any time.

As Russia shot down an old satellite with its own anti-satellite missile on Monday, thousands of new junk items were added to the space pollution. Thousands of pieces of debris emanating from a Russian satellite began to move around the International Space Station, threatening to collide with the ISS.

The astronauts on the ISS were forced to evacuate the space station. They all took refuge in a spacecraft attached to the ISS. The astronauts were told that fragments of the wrecked satellite could strike the space station and that if this happened they would have to give up half of their mission and return to Earth. 2 hours later, as the debris left the space station, the astronauts (Astronauts) returned to the ISS.

The United States is furious at Russia’s irresponsibility. The United States has strongly opposed Russia’s launch of anti-satellite missiles but said Russia had not provided any information in advance.

Logeshwaran J

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