Space trash floating in Earth's orbit by size

Number of human-generated space debris, by size

Space trash floating in Earth's orbit by size This statistic provides the number of human-generated space debris floating within Earth's orbit as of July 2013, broken down by size. As of that time, there were approximately 29,000 pieces of human-generated debris that were larger than 10 centimeters. According to the European Space Agency, a collision with a 10 cm object could entail a catastrophic fragmentation of a typical satellite.
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Number of human-generated space debris, by size

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Number of objects in Earth's orbit
>10 cm29,000
>1 cm670,000
>1mm170,000,000
Number of objects in Earth's orbit
>10 cm29,000
>1 cm670,000
>1mm170,000,000
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This statistic provides the number of human-generated space debris floating within Earth's orbit as of July 2013, broken down by size. As of that time, there were approximately 29,000 pieces of human-generated debris that were larger than 10 centimeters. According to the European Space Agency, a collision with a 10 cm object could entail a catastrophic fragmentation of a typical satellite.
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