ISS just had to swerve out of the way of space junk left over from 1994


The International Space Station just had to dodge space junk in orbit, demonstrating the increasing risk to the orbital station and smaller satellites from the proliferation of space trash in Low Earth Orbit.  

According to Reuters, Roscosmos reported that the International Space Station (ISS) descended by just over 300 meters for almost three minutes to avoid a piece of space junk left over from a 1994 US space launch before returning to its typical orbit.



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