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Space junk from 2007 China satellite attack still poses risk

US officials call for 'rules-based order' to reduce odds of collision in orbit

An artist's rendition of the Landsat satellite: The U.S. military depends heavily on satellites for positioning, navigation and timing. (Photo courtesy of NASA)

NEW YORK -- Space debris from a Chinese experiment 14 years ago in which Beijing destroyed one of its own satellites continues to orbit Earth, a senior U.S. military commander has told Congress.

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