Debris from India's anti-satellite test can put the space station at risk, NASA says. Last week, India announced it had dropped one of its own satellites, thus joining the group of four "space powers" (including Russia, China and the United States). It seems like this is a demonstration of force before the upcoming elections this month.
The Impact: Unfortunately, by breaking the satellite, India added significantly to the growing problem of space junk. Bridgetina said the 400 pieces of debris include about 60 pieces that are at least 10 centimeters in size, the New York Times reported. He also puts people at risk, he said. The satellite itself was destroyed at a relatively low altitude of 1
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