Mad jump into the cosmic abyss
For some decades, mankind has managed to fill the near-Earth space with orbital debris to such an extent that it has made the outer space not safe to flight there. Not to speak of human losses and numerous crashes, most of which have been classified as secret. «Year after year the orbital paths above the Earth are becoming narrower. In February 2009 the first collision of two satellites occurred», – reports the «Science News» journal. At an altitude of about 800 kilometers above Siberia an operating American communication satellite collided with an out-of-service Russian military space object. This collision resulted in a cloud of 700 largish fragments.