How Much SPACE JUNK Is Above Earth’s Surface?

Space Junk

Last Updated: Aug 11, 2018

There is over 5500 tons of space junk above Earth’s surface.

Two incidents increased the number of debris over 60%

  • China anti-satellite mission in 2007
  • Collision of Iridium33 and Cosmos 2251

They mostly consist of debris within 700 – 36,000 km range.

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