Project West Ford - copper needles (chaff) in orbit

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Project West Ford

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_West_Ford

"As of 2016, 38 clumps of needles are still in orbit, and occasionally re-enter."

Link to animated tracking display of the needle cluster orbits:

https://stuffin.space/?intldes=1963-014AA&search=westford

Link to very cool animation of all tracked objects in orbit I only found just today thanks to the video leading to my Wikipedia investigation of Project West Ford:

https://stuffin.space/

[video=youtube;JCULoC6eXnM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCULoC6eXnM[/video]
 

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