Indian Space Rocket Junk Falls On Australian Beach

A mysterious object that washed up to the shores of Australian beach was debris from the Indian space rocket. The bulk cylinder, about the size of a small car, was first spotted on the beach 2 weeks ago on a beach at Green Head, the capital of Western Australia. The Indian space agency spokesman said it’s for the Australian government to decide what to  do with the object.

Australia & India Cooperating

The Australian space agency recently concluded that the debris is an “expanded third-stage of a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)”, a medium-lift launch vehicle operated by the Indian space agency. Both the countries are cooperating in the meantime to take next steps according to UN space treaties.

Space Junk, A Problem For Space Exploration

Space junk has been the topic of interest for climate activists and NASA scientists as it poses enormous risk to the future space exploration. According to some estimates, there are more than 2,000 active satellites and more than 3,000 dead ones, which pose a significant threat to both the environment and space.

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