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Space Junk: The Soviet Union and Successors Factor

While the source of space launches has diversified, Russia remains one of the two space superpowers.

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  • Ukraine is the only other former Soviet country that retained its own space program after the dissolution.
  • There are a total of 6,282 objects attributable to the Soviet, Russian or Ukrainian space programs.

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