Fault in our stars: Designs through time expose the extent of manmade space junk

SpaceX launches Falcon 9: June 13, 2020

SpaceX is sending thousands of satellites into low-Earth orbit as part of Elon Musk’s ambition to achieve an access-all-areas broadband internet supply.

On June 13, 2020, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 was launched, sending another 50 internet satellites into orbit.

So far SpaceX has launched more than 500 satellites, but this is only the beginning.

SpaceX aims to launch another 1,600 orbiting routers by the end of the year.

In total, Elon Musk’s company aims to place nearly 12,000 satellites in orbit around earth.

There are currently roughly 22,000 pieces of space debris orbiting the earth.


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