Science World Report 6 Jul 2017, 08:37 UTC
Ever since the start of the Space Age in 1958, humanity has left an ever-increasing amount of debris on orbit. The fact that, until recently, almost all launch vehicles were completely disposable. Even the satellites, and probes sent aloft by those rockets end up adding even more high tech garbage to endlessly conduct orbits around our world. However, not all of this debris harmlessly retraces arcs above Earth – as the AMC-9 satellite is currently demonstrating.