Graphic showing some of the known objects orbiting Earth

Satellite-threatening debris in high-Earth orbit is not being tracked closely enough, according to the results of a newly published survey. Probes orbiting in geosynchronous orbit – a region of space roughly 36,000 km (22,370 mi) above our planet’s surface – are responsible for providing a range of vital navigation, communication and weather services, and could be at risk from debris too small or dim to be easily tracked.

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