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Thursday, August 13, 2009
The Density of Space Trash
Here is an image showing the density of space debris in low earth orbit. Notice that this density has a very long, and likely heavy, tail that is not shown. Geo-synchronous satellites orbit at 36,000km well off the upper range of this graph (2,000km). There would be a large bump in the density at 36,000km. From The Washington Post.