Space Debris Heads to the ISS, which Swerves Out of the Way — That was Close!

The Cosmic Companion
Nov 12 · 3 min read

Space debris sent the International Space Station is sent into a higher orbit Wednesday, missing a close encounter with wayward detritus.

The International Space Station, backlit by the Sun. Image credit: NASA

The International Space Station (ISS) was forced into a higher orbit on 10 November, as debris closed in on the orbiting outpost. Calculated orbits for the space junk showed a close approach…