- Space Week runs from October 4 to 10.
- You may be aware of these space features
Space is a field of wonders and infinite possibilities that deepen as we know it. Astronauts’ eyes are wide open to those high possibilities, like the vast expanse of the sky. All the digital conveniences experienced by man today are clear answers to the quest for these curiosities.
International Space Station:
The International Space Station is the largest man-made spacecraft in space. The plant was set up in 2011 with the participation of 16 countries. The mission, which began in 1998, took more than ten years to complete in about 30 missions. The plant weighs 420 tons. The deadline was set for 2015 but was later extended to 2024. The new estimate is that the plant will be able to operate until 2028. So far, various astronauts have lived and studied at the station on several occasions.
Tiangong, China’s sweet revenge:
The request was made by the United States and Russia, but the United States refused to allow China to participate in the 16-nation space station. In retaliation, China set up its own space station. Named Tiangong, the station is expected to make significant strides in space exploration. China has made it clear that it is ready to cooperate with other countries on the project. In June 2021, three astronauts arrived at the station.
Will space get polluted?
Do you know what happens to the satellites and related objects that each country launches into space as part of its various missions after its expiration? They will all continue to travel as debris in space. Thus, thousands of man-made wastes orbit the earth. In the early days of space exploration, no one was afraid of such debris. Today, with the increase in space pollution, the scientific community is concerned about it.
Any device will be disabled after a period of time. The same is true of satellites in space. After being inactive, they continue to orbit the Earth for some time. Such moons are also a threat to living moons. But there is a way to avoid this threat. Such satellites are cultured in two ways. One is to use all the fuel in such satellites to lower their orbits. It then burns as it enters the earth’s crust.
But some large satellites and space stations do not burn completely this way. If the remaining part of the knife falls on the settlements, it will lead to great accidents. Such satellites are routinely propelled into nearby parts of the uninhabited South Pacific Ocean. Satellites from Japan, Russia and the European Space Agency, as well as some space stations, have been dropped in the South Pacific. Therefore, this part is also called the coffin of the moons.
It costs more fuel and energy to bring back unused satellites that travel at higher levels. Therefore, they are often moved to outer space. The satellites travel at a distance of 3600 km from the Earth. Such satellites are often moved beyond this range into a very distant orbit. This area is known as the Grave Yard Orbit. According to international protocol, useless satellites must be properly disposed of. But often this is not possible due to technical reasons.