Media called Champions on space debris

СМИ назвали рекордсменов по космическому мусору

Experts fear that soon there will be nowhere to place the satellites.

Countries that own the largest amount of space debris is the US, Russia and China, reports Business Insider.

According to the publication, based on open sources, on the earth’s orbit more than 14 thousand fragments of missiles and other large pieces of space debris. United States on account of 3999 pieces of debris, Russia – 3961, China – 3475.

The experts noted that pollution of near space can lead to so-called “Kessler syndrome”, when a large amount of debris in orbit will not be able to place satellites and other spacecraft.

Last year it was reported that Japan launched a cargo ship for cleaning the earth’s orbit of space debris.


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