Category:Derelict satellites orbiting Earth

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This category is for derelict satellites that are currently in orbit around the Earth. A derelict satellite is an artificial satellite that has been abandoned, neglected, or has become nonfunctional but is still in Earth orbit. The term is specific to manmade objects and includes satellites, spacecraft and spent upper stages whereas the term space debris covers a wider array of objects.

For more information, see Satellite and Passivation (spacecraft).

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