Space blast’s huge debris field

BBC article on how the explosion of a Russian rocket stage in space may have created over 1,000 pieces of orbiting debris that could threaten other spacecraft.

The rocket section exploded on 19 February, generating as much debris as the destruction of a satellite by China last month, if not more.

This space wreckage could remain in orbit for years, experts say.  The anti-satellite test conducted by China on 11 January generated 817 confirmed fragments.

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