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I know that some of the satellites will eventually deorbit themselves and the newer ones can be manually deorbited. A vast majority of older satellites are in orbits that will take hundreds of years for them to burn up in the atmosphere, what do you do about those? I think Waste Management should get into the space junk business. Some day earth will look like Saturn with it's new rings. Could a returning space craft from Mars moving at 25,000 mph maneuver it's way through the junk field. Returning Apollo space craft did successfully because there wasn't as much junk orbiting the earth at the time.