July 27, 2021
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Overcrowded orbit: how space tech is helping direct traffic around Earth

On October 6, 1957, Russia’s Sputnik 1 made history as man’s first satellite to reach into space. Today, an estimated 6,000 satellites are making the rounds in Earth’s lower orbit, along what has become a busy satellite superhighway. Private industry is driving a space boom. Over the next several years, companies like Amazon and SpaceX plan to laun...