How many satellites are destroyed each year?

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Date created: Fri, Jul 2, 2021 10:37 AM
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As of 2014, there were about 2,000 commercial and government satellites orbiting the earth. It is estimated that there are 600,000 pieces of space junk ranging from 1 to 10 cm (1⁄2 to 4 in), and on average one satellite is destroyed by collision with space junk each year.

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