Breakup of Russian Satellite Creates Over 100 Pieces of Debris Written 28 June 2024


Computer-generated depiction of space debris as could be seen from high Earth orbit. | Credit: NASA; Wikipedia; Public Domain

Via Satellite reports, “U.S. Space Command confirmed that a defunct Russian satellite broke up in Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) on Wednesday, creating more than 100 pieces of debris. Space Command said the breakup took place on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. MT. It was not clear why the satellite broke up, such as if it was the result of an anti-satellite test.” 
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