Wednesday, May 25, 2005

1 in 200 Chance of Catastrophic Impact By Space Debris With ISS

A NASA study released earlier this year projects a 1 in 200 chance of catastrophic impact of space debris with the International Space Station. Currently the US Space Command tracks 13,000 objects in orbit larger than a baseball, but it estimate that there are as many as 200k additional object larger than a marble that they are unable to track.