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Why most satellites are destroyed at this one spot on Earth – Business Insider

The “Oceanic Pole of Inaccessibility” is a spot where NASA and other space agencies send satellites, laboratories, telescopes, and spaceships to die.

  • Large satellites, space stations, and other objects can pose a threat when they fall to the ground.
  • As a result, many nations de-orbit old spacecraft over the most remote place on Earth, called Point Nemo.
  • This “spacecraft cemetery” is about 1,450 miles away from any piece of land and home to hundreds of dead satellites.
  • Space agencies and companies are concerned about space junk and working on ways to prevent its formation and clean it up.

Source: Why most satellites are destroyed at this one spot on Earth – Business Insider

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