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Explosions in space are mainly caused by onboard energy sources
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- Title Explosions in space are mainly caused by onboard energy sources
- Released 14/04/2005 10:32 am
- Copyright ESA
Up to now more than 180 explosions and 1 collision in space have been recorded. Further explosions and collisions are most likely. The explosions are mainly caused by onboard energy sources, either due to a pressure build-up in propellant tanks, battery explosions, or the ignition of hypergolic fuels. Each explosion creates thousands of small debris objects.