This is a no frill video (no audio) produced by scientists, to depict just how much junk "litter" we have floating around up in space, some of it going 35,000 miles per hour. Just something to think about.
Okay, your question is how long until it hits another object also in low earth orbit, AKA space debris. In low Earth orbit you are not completely above the atmosphere, though it’s pretty thin up there. Most objects we place in orbit don’t need course corrections and likely succumb to the ever so slight air... Continue Reading →