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Vast Emptiness of Space

THE VAST EMPTINESS OF SPACE Geostationary Orbit 2465 satellites total 521 operational satellites 10 Operational Satellites 10 Non-operational Satellites Medium Earth Orbit 50 operational satellites Low Earth Orbit 500 operational satellites Re-entry Satellites usually burn up 78km above ground is The ISS orbits 418 km above Earth Graveyard Orbit Earth's retinue of satellites and debris 2000 pieces of debris were created in a satellite crash in 2009 6919 satellites launched to date 3342 have decayed 1457 payloads launched by Russia 3494 remain in orbit 1100 payloads launched by the US 2465 are in geostationary orbit 1400 tonnes of man made debris 1071 are still functional have fallen to earth Debris orbiters 500.000 21.000 Pieces of debris 1-10cm in size Pieces of debris >10cm in size H International Space Station orbits 418 km (259 miles) above Earth 14 countries contribute to the ISS 8 continuously inhabited for 13 years Origins 63 countries have active satellites in orbit. Ten countries have successfully launched satellites on their own indigenously developed launch vehicles. China France India Iran Israel Japan North Korea Russia UK US To boldly go where no animal has gone before... The first animals to journey to space were fruit flies travelling in a V2 rocket in 1947. In 2007 water bears survived ten days in open space with nothing but their natural protection. Dogs Cats Monkeys Guinea Pigs Mice Rats Frogs Newts Toad Fish Carp Sea Urchins Brine Shrimp Jellyfish Snails Tortoises Meal Worms Nematodes Stick Insects Ants Desert Beetles Butterflies Wasps Flies Spiders Water Bears 菁

Vast Emptiness of Space

shared by anna-reinbold on Jan 23
The space surrounding our planet being populated by more and more man-made objects, space crafts, satellites and miscellaneous other things deemed worthy of a trip into orbit.




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