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Episode 330: Tracking objects in distant Earth orbit

Satellites, space junk, and space craft are filling the void between Earth and the Moon.

Capstone near-Moon satellite Illustration of Capstone near-Moon satellit.
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Episode 330: Tracking objects in distant Earth orbit

This episode is supported by the The Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
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University of Arizona planetary sciences professor Vishnu Reddy

Most satellites, space junk, and other objects floating in orbit are rotating a few hundred miles above the Earth’s surface. But University of Arizona planetary sciences professor Vishnu Reddysays space trackers are now finding spacecraft filling the void between the Earth and the Moon, with more traffic on the way.

Vishnu Reddy spoke with Leslie Tolbert, Ph. D. Regent’s professor emerita in Neuroscience at the University of Arizona.

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