Space Junk: The Soviet Union and Successors Factor

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

October 10, 2015

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

Takeaways

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.