- The impact of debris growing dangerously in space is now clearly visible.
- A small debris collided with an international space station, orbiting the Earth.
- According to the Canadian Space Agency, the debris collided with the robotic arm of the space station
The impact of dangerously growing debris in the space is now clearly visible. A small debris collided with an international space station, orbiting the Earth’s orbit. According to the Canadian Space Agency, the debris hit the space station’s robotic arm. This has damaged the robotic arm and is clearly visible
The space agency said in its blog post that a small portion of the robotic arm and thermal blanket were damaged due to the collision of the debris. He said that he first came to know about the incident on May 12 during a general investigation. He said that during the investigation, there was no significant impact of this collision and the robotic arm is working normally.
In the space, this incident has taken place at a time when the level of debris there is increasing in a very dangerous way. According to the US space agency NASA, 27 thousand pieces of debris are being monitored in space. Even after this much surveillance, many such pieces are still floating in space, which are not being monitored due to their small size, but they can threaten human flights and robotic missions.
What is space debris
Actually, both the debris and the spacecraft are traveling at a very high speed and in such a situation, if a small piece collides, the results can be terrible. There are two types of space debris. First- man-made and second natural. Man-made space debris refers to fragments that revolve around the earth due to gravity after manned spacecraft or satellites become inactive. At the same time, natural debris is called asteroid, comet and meteorite.