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Meaning of "space junk" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SPACE JUNK

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPACE JUNK

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Space junk is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SPACE JUNK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

space junk

Space debris

Space debris, also known as orbital debris, space junk, and space waste, is the collection of defunct objects in orbit around Earth. This includes everything from spent rocket stages, old satellites, fragments from disintegration, erosion, and collisions. Since orbits overlap with new spacecraft, debris may collide with operational spacecraft. As of 2009, about 19,000 pieces of debris larger the 5 cm are tracked, with another 300,000 pieces smaller than 1 cm below 200 km altitude. For comparison, the International Space Station orbits in the 300–400 km range and both the 2009 collision and 2007 antisat test events occurred at between 800 and 900 km. Most space debris is smaller than 1 cm, including dust from solid rocket motors, surface degradation products such as paint flakes, and coolant released by RORSAT nuclear-powered satellites. Impacts of these particles cause erosive damage, similar to sandblasting. Damage can be reduced with "Whipple shield", which, for example, protects some parts of the International Space Station. However, not all parts of a spacecraft may be protected in this manner, e.g.

Definition of space junk in the English dictionary

The definition of space junk in the dictionary is objects such as artificial satellites, material discarded from space stations, etc that remain in space after use.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPACE JUNK

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WORDS THAT END LIKE SPACE JUNK

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Synonyms and antonyms of space junk in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «space junk» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPACE JUNK

Find out the translation of space junk to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of space junk from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «space junk» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

太空垃圾
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

basura espacial
570 millions of speakers

English

space junk
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अंतरिक्ष कबाड़
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الخردة الفضائية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

космический мусор
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

lixo espacial
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্থান হেলমেট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

débris spatiaux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Topi keledar ruang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Weltraumschrott
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

宇宙ゴミ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우주 쓰레기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Helem papan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

rác không gian
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விண்வெளி ஹெல்மெட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्पेस हेल्मेट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Uzay kaskı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

spazzatura spaziale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przestrzeń śmieci
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

космічне сміття
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

junk spațiu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διαστημικά σκουπίδια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ruimte rommel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

utrymme skräp
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

romskrot
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of space junk

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPACE JUNK»

The term «space junk» is regularly used and occupies the 91.139 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPACE JUNK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about space junk

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPACE JUNK»

Discover the use of space junk in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to space junk and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Space junk: pollution beyond the earth
Discusses the miscellaneous junk floating in space, how it got there, what effects it can have, and what can be done about it.
Judy Donnelly, Sydelle Kramer, 1990
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Space Junk
Describes what can cause space debris, the problems it can cause, and how to clean up the pollution of space around the Earth and beyond.
Isaac Asimov, Richard Hantula, 2006
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Space Junk
"Describes the types of debris orbiting Earth and discusses the hazards space junk presents to spacecraft and astronauts"--Provided by publisher.
Steve Kortenkamp, 2008
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Space Junk: A Science Fiction Novel
Em, pretty and slim, is seeking asylum; she thinks that Earth is unbelievably primitive. Space Junk is a coming-of-age tale in which true love and survival don't always walk hand-in-hand!
Rory Barnes, 2011
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Exploring Dangers in Space: Asteroids, Space Junk, and More
Looks at different types of space objects, what happens when they collide with the Earth, and how scientists keep track of objects in space to determine which ones might hit the Earth.
Buffy Silverman, 2011
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Matter and Interactions
(b) Calculate the rise in the internal energy of the satellite and space junk combined. You do not need to substitute in the values for quantities you already calculated in part (a). 11.P.65 A spherical satellite of radius 4.8 m and mass 205 kg is ...
Ruth W. Chabay, Bruce A. Sherwood, 2011
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Popular Science
... spacecraft in the next century." In April of this year, a congressional agency accused NASA of underestimating the potential danger to the space station Freedom. The General. 82 | POPULAR SCIENCE JULY 1990 space junk.
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How to Survive an Alien Abduction: And Other Useful Information
although many people claim to have found pieces of alien space junk, the items always seem to disappear before they can be brought to the public's attention. Although some UFO enthusiasts disagree with my theory on why this happens, ...
Jim Griffin, 2008
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Space Junk: The Future Is Yesterday
Five inventive young teens and their homemade robotron begin the summer of 2310 at space camp.
Amy Tucker Carroll, Peter H. Framson, 2004
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The Whole-brain Solution: Thinking Tools to Help Students ...
Ask students: What do you know about space junk? (Space junk includes “dead” satellites, specks of paint, lost tools, and pieces of machinery used to repair space stations that orbit Earth. The space junk moves at tremendous speeds, ...
Tricia Armstrong, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPACE JUNK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term space junk is used in the context of the following news items.
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How Apollo Astronauts Took Out the Trash
In recent years, space junk has become a hot topic—it was even the villain in a Hollywood movie. But old satellites, empty rockets, spare space suit gloves, and ... «Popular Mechanics, Jul 15»
2
The ISS Astronauts Had To Shelter From Russian Space Junk This …
About two hours ago—at about 8AM EST this morning—a piece of an old Russian-built weather satellite sped by the International Space Station, dangerously ... «Gizmodo, Jul 15»
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ISS Adjusts Orbit to Evade Space Junk
Russia's Mission Control adjusted on Monday the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) to evade collision with debris of a defunct US satellite, a Mission ... «Space Daily, Jun 15»
4
Space junk roulette: What are the odds of being hit?
This past week, the fall from space of an out-of-control Russian spacecraft into the Pacific Ocean relied on fairly good odds that no one would be hurt by debris ... «CBC.ca, May 15»
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Space Junk: Will Philae Join The More Than 500000 Pieces Of …
French National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) president Jean-Yves Le Gall (L), French President Francois Hollande (C) and astrophysicist Francis Rocard ... «International Business Times, Nov 14»
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Space launch called off due to passing sailboat
Mission Control was informed of the space junk over the weekend. It is wreckage from a Kosmos satellite that was launched in 1993 and collided with an Iridium ... «CBC.ca, Oct 14»
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Australian Fireball Caused by Russian Space Junk (Video)
The piece of space junk that burned up so dramatically in Earth's atmosphere was likely about 11 feet wide and 5 feet long (3.35 by 1.5 meters), Hulbert added. «Space.com, Jul 14»
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Space Junk Problem Has Scientists Eyeing Some Pretty Innovative …
There's a lot of stuff floating around our planet, including dangerous space junk as well as working satellites. But scientists are floating some creative ideas for ... «Huffington Post, Mar 14»
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'Space Ferrari' crashes to Earth; more space junk coming soon
According to ESA's Space Debris Office: "This would put the main area over which any possible GOCE remnants fell to the southernmost regions of the Atlantic ... «CNET, Nov 13»
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The world needs a rocket tax to solve the "Gravity" space junk problem
Alfonso Cuarón's space adventure Gravity debuted this weekend to record-setting box office numbers, as audiences flocked to see the tale of two US astronauts ... «Quartz, Oct 13»

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