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How many satellites are orbiting Earth?

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By Supriya Chakrabarti

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Interesting....

Satellites looking at earth and no doubt the humans on earth. What am I doing that's so interesting to warrant eyes in the sky.

Remember in the old days when you thought someone was looking at you and your psychologist laughed at you ?

It's a big world out there...and even bigger in space...!

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TrevorPeaceSep. 20  09:44 am JST

2,347,891 and counting.

Ground control to Major Tom.

Many satellites in decaying orbits fall back to earth and get burnt up. We have more spaceflights than ever now and it's not such a big problemo yet. Space is vast. And the Int'l Space Station is orbiting just fine. I've seen it passing thru the evening sky just last week a few times.

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Interesting, but the original question is never answered. What an unsatisfying read. As someone else already asked: So, how many are there?

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We’ve been witnessing that tech ‘for a while now’ @blvtzpk. Notice how it sucks the air out of everything quickly, once it’s present.

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It fits the definition of a vacuum as it draws in garbage and dumps it in a bag known as the atmosphere in this case. And if you understand issues with mass and velocity, you will figure out that this is one damn good vacuum.

Chortle!

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We have polluted our earth and now we are busy competing in polluting our outer space!

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It fits the definition of a vacuum as it draws in garbage and dumps it in a bag known as the atmosphere in this case. And if you understand issues with mass and velocity, you will figure out that this is one damn good vacuum.

Please study before posting wrong information.

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There may come a time when a collision wreaks havoc on the technology. Or a massive solar flare may do the same.

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Let’s see it positive, if the junk is there it is not near here. lol

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It’s not a a ‘vacuum cleaner’, per se. It’s nicknamed as such, but it doesn’t ‘vacuum’ space junk.

Instead, the device ‘grabs’ / ‘latches on’ to space junk, drags it into the earth’s atmosphere, at which time both the device AND the space junk burn up.

It’s costly and still in development.

https://www.npr.org/2019/12/13/787720682/cleaning-up-space-junk

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It’s not a a ‘vacuum’,

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blvtzpk: There is already a space vacuum in orbit.

Instead of coming

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A ‘huge vacuum’ wouldn’t work in space. Because ‘science.’

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Well, how many?

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And we are contaminating other objects in our entire solar system such as the most recent probe around Uranus!

I am pro science but we need a huge vacuum to suck up the junk.

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If it’s Chinese, the only way it’ll kill us, is if it falls on us

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Too many. Also, I wonder how many Communist Chinese killer sats are up there.

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2,347,891 and counting.

Ground control to Major Tom.

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And when one of Elon’s satellites takes out one of his Mars bound space ships.

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Want to see an interactive space junk map by that demonstrates just how cluttered Earth’s orbit has become? https://satellites.wearejust.com/

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