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Sentinel-1A Satellite Slammed by Space Debris

Space debris is a growing problem. Space is big—as many of us like to say, that’s why we call it “space”—but over time collisions are inevitable. This can have catastrophic consequences, including the loss of a satellite … and if the collision is violent enough it can create even more debris, increasing the hazard over time. Large collisions are very rare, because big objects are few.
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