Researchers at Northwestern Polytechnical University and their “cubesat”, which was launched at the Hainan Satellite Launch Centre in June. Photo: Nwpu.edu.cn
Researchers at Northwestern Polytechnical University and their “cubesat”, which was launched at the Hainan Satellite Launch Centre in June. Photo: Nwpu.edu.cn

The making of a space junk disaster? China’s low-cost microsatellites may lead to ‘space pollution’, say experts

There are now nearly 1,400 satellites orbiting the earth and the number could more than double in next five years

Topic |   China science
Researchers at Northwestern Polytechnical University and their “cubesat”, which was launched at the Hainan Satellite Launch Centre in June. Photo: Nwpu.edu.cn
Researchers at Northwestern Polytechnical University and their “cubesat”, which was launched at the Hainan Satellite Launch Centre in June. Photo: Nwpu.edu.cn
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