Heads Up: Space Junk Is Falling

Vaughan, Allyson
May 2000
Wireless Week;05/08/2000, Vol. 6 Issue 19, p1
Trade Publication
Reports on the two chunks of a man-made space junk that fell on separate farms in South Africa in April 2000. Factor that increases the chance of falling orbital debris onto populated areas; Implication of orbital debris problems; List of the members of the Interagency Space Debris Coordination Committee.


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