Contrary to India’s predictions, debris from the country’s intentional destruction of its 1,630-lb. (740 kg) Microsat-R spacecraft six weeks ago has not re-entered, with more than 6,400 fragments at least 0.4 in. in diameter still in orbit, Robert Hall, director of operations for AGI’s Commercial Space Operations Center (ComSpOC), said May 6. ComSpOC’s number is based on fragmentation modeling analysis, but the U.S. Air Force’s 18th Space Control Squadron, ...


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