Space debris:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   Context: Space Debris from the re-entry of the Chang Zheng 3B serial Y86 — China’s orbital launch vehicle, us suspected to have fallen at various places in Gujarat.   What is Chang Zheng 3B serial Y86, from where the debris is suspected to have fallen? Chang …

Space debris:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   Context: Russia blew up one of its old satellites in November in a missile test that sparked international anger because of the space debris it scattered around the Earth’s orbit. Recently, a Chinese satellite (Tsinghua Science Satellite) had a near collision with one of the many …

Space debris:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   Context: Researchers say that the Earth might soon get Saturn-like rings made entirely out of space junk, but they could be cleaned up using magnets.   What’s the issue? With more countries venturing into space with every passing decade, the problem is simply ballooning out of control …