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Garbage pallet jettisoned from space station will stay in orbit two-to-four years

Garbage pallet jettisoned from space station will stay in orbit two-to-four years

Source: Spaceflight Now
Date Published: 03/12/2021

NASA ground controllers sent commands to the International Space Station on Thursday for release of a 2.9-ton cargo pallet loaded with old batteries, the most massive object ever jettisoned from the orbiting outpost. The garbage carrier is expected to remain in orbit for two-to-four years before re-entering the atmosphere.

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