Space debris and satellites



11/18/2021, 1:31:47 AM

More than 1,400 satellites had been launched in 2021. In total, there were around 7,500 active satellites in LEO as of September 2021

More than 27,000 pieces of orbital debris, traveling at speeds up to 17,500 mph , or “space junk,” are tracked by the Department of Defense’s global Space Surveillance Network (SSN) sensors.