American firm LEO Lab has created an interactive map of the garbage spread in space.
the day is not far when there will be no water from the sky rocket-satellites Pieces will rain. We humans have not only spread garbage on the earth, space has not been spared either. That too has been made a ‘garbage box’. Pieces from rocket boosters to defunct spy satellites are scattered across the universe. A ‘time bomb’ is sitting on our head, which can explode at any time. The manner in which new rockets or satellites are being launched almost daily, in the last 75 years, the waste has increased tremendously in space.
Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos Preparations are being made to send thousands of satellites. In such a situation, the concern of space agencies has increased. A company named Leo Lab has made its interactive map, which is very scary. This map tells that if you don’t get alert in time, you can see dire consequences. This lab has installed radars in Alaska, Texas, New Zealand and Costa Rica to monitor the waste, which is keeping an eye on the waste in space. This system can detect even the smallest garbage.
most garbage generating country
The country that spreads the most garbage in space is America. Not only NASA but many private companies are also sending satellites in space. According to Leo Lab, 8497 things of America are floating in space. These include rocket pieces, payloads and satellite debris, which are moving in the Earth’s orbit. The second number is the name of Russia, whose 4836 objects are scattered in space. China also has 4,047 objects moving in the universe. India has 143 and Japan has 142 things in space.
Members of our global operations team in the AIPAC region observed that the object missed a scheduled early morning pass over the LeoLabs Kiwi Space Radar on 8 May 2023 local time. pic.twitter.com/VtlBlB6nMh
— LeoLabs (@LeoLabs_Space) May 8, 2023
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traffic in space
Apart from all the countries, private companies are also running projects for space. Due to this, experts have started to fear that only satellites will be filled in space. Elon Musk’s Space X has planned to launch more than 12 thousand satellites and so far it has started only 4000. At the same time, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos also wants to launch more than 3 thousand satellites.
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There are so many satellites in space, there is a danger of them colliding with each other. According to the news of Daily Mail, the researchers found that every week there is a danger of colliding with another on an average of 1600 satellites of Starlink. There were two occasions when the distance between two satellites was just less than one kilometer.
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98 lakh kilos of waste
According to an estimate by the European Space Agency (ESA), 10,800 tonnes (about 98 lakh kg) of garbage is currently scattered in the Earth’s orbit. Of these, 200 are ‘super spreaders’. These ‘super spreaders’ are actually big rockets, which can shatter into thousands of pieces. This can lead to a situation like Kessler’s syndrome. Means so much debris in space that it can damage satellites and rockets.
Garbage floating at a speed of 16,000 km
According to an estimate, more than 170 million ‘space garbage’ are floating in space. Of these, only 27 thousand have been traced so far. These pieces can cause great harm because their speed is about 27 thousand kilometers per hour. This speed is so high that even a small piece can destroy a rocket or satellite. On many occasions, space debris has also fallen on the earth.