At present, a total of about 6700 tons of space debris is in orbit around the Earth. This total figure includes the X-ray satellite ROSAT. In this DLR webcast, Heiner Klinkrad, Head of the Space Debris Office at the European Space Agency (ESA), explains what the re-entry of Rosat will be like, and enumerates the possible risks. He also explains the influence of solar activity on the re-entry date.
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