China’s microsatellites join others from nations around the world, amplifying the threat of dangerous ‘space pollution’
Regulating the movement of the satellites orbiting Earth has been an international concern for years, and worries will only grow with expectations that the 1,400 tiny space travelers of today could more than double in the next five years. China, which is building microsatellites more cheaply, may make the problem worse.
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May 26, 2017