#13 Space Debris- Wiping Out Satellites
In today’s world, we heavily rely on satellites, be it GPS or even basic communication, nothing today would be possible without satellites. If these satellites do not orbit around the earth we are paralyzed.
Every now and then with the help of space technology, new satellites are constantly being launched. Thanks to the growing space technology, but, are the old satellites decommissioned or otherwise even cleaned up?
Well, they are known as orbital debris. This is a big concern. If you have seen the iconic movie “ Gravity” you know how a missile strikes an old satellite and thereby causing a chain reaction of debris flying through orbit.
Here is the bad news – what you see in the movie can actually happen. The result will be total havoc.