STEVE WOZNIAK'S STARTUP PRIVATEER PLANS TO LAUNCH HUNDREDS OF SATELLITES TO STUDY SPACE DEBRIS
Privateer aims to help humanity get the goods on space junk before it's too late. The space junk problem could get considerably worse, or at least more complicated, in the near future. The European Space Agency estimates that Earth orbit harbors at least 36,500 hunks of debris bigger than a softball (more than 4 inches, or 10 centimeters, wide) There are likely about 1 million debris shards between 0.4 inches and 4 inches (1 to 10 cm) across.
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