Space Tensions Escalate as China and Iran Infiltrate the Final Frontier




The last few years have seen a change in the landscape in geocentric orbit, with more than 3500 satellites currently in various orbits, not to mention the amount of space junk, estimates of which have already passed the tens of millions of pieces. To date, eight collisions have taken place between orbiting satellites, the latest of these in 2009 producing over 2000 pieces of debris, over half more than 10cm in size. Space is getting crowded, and as nations without the capability buy passage in...
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