Pieces of orbiting space junk 'avoid collision'
In addition to millions of pieces, space junk like used rocket stages, parts of spacecraft and old broken satellites. There are roughly three thousand working satellites orbiting the earth and more about to join them as part of a single mission to give more people access to broadband Internet, it's called starling. It's being launched by the spaceflight company space x and it could add between twelve thousand and thirty thousand satellites to low earth orbit. Here's CNN ten contributor Chris James Chris. Hey Carl on the clearest of nights I love looking up into the sky to see if I can spot a satellite or space objects making its way across the dark horizon but experts are raising the red flag about. Problem that could change the future of space. As we know, the issue spaces getting too crowded for decades researchers have been worried that growing congestion and space could have devastating consequences. This theory is known as Kessler Syndrome, which says that if space traffic becomes too dense, one single collision between two objects could set off a catastrophic domino effect that would essentially turn the space around earth into an extra terrestrial wastelands. By the way, this was the main plot plotline in that twenty thirteen film gravity Robert Beck the CEO of Launch Startup Company called rocket lab says that his company is having a very difficult time finding clear paths for rocket to launch new satellites do the sheer number of objects. In space right now, especially, considering spaces rapidly growing starling constellation SPACEX has said that they are determined to being responsible stewards about or space, and the company has equipped starling satellites with the ability to automatically get out of the way just in case there are oncoming objects and once operational the SPACEX system could make Internet access available to the billions of people around the world who don't have it as exciting as that prospect sounds the odds of avoiding disaster only becomes slimmer with each new satellite launch according to one expert who says that he's optimistic that we can avoid Kessler Syndrome. So long as these companies agreed to abide by certain rules and norms of