According to Nazarenko, the danger is exaggerated, for the entire time at the height of the ISS, not a single serious case was recorded, there were only impacts of small particles. In addition, the ISS crew has been warned of a similar situation, specialists perform various maneuvers and evasion from possible dangerous collisions.
“Americans often scare someone. The wreckage is dangerous, but the devil is not so terrible as he is painted. The situation is simple: if they form at an altitude of more than 500 kilometers, they are not scary. Why? Firstly, because at altitudes less than 500 kilometers, where the ISS flies, there are not so many debris, and secondly, they will not be there for a long time under the influence of braking, they will go down and burn up. And if the debris was formed at an altitude of more than 500 kilometers, then this is a sad circumstance, because at this altitude they will exist and accumulate for a thousand years, ”the expert noted.