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Space junk worries prompt new action by NASA, Congress

NASA and the U.S. Congress have joined the chorus urging action to reduce the threat of space debris.

Big satellite constellations that are being assembled by companies such as SpaceX, along with a Russian anti-satellite (ASAT) test in November 2021 that threatened International Space Station operations numerous times, are likely fueling these discussions, due to worries about space debris affecting access to, and utilization of, Earth orbit.

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