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I was reading this news paper article which says
Keeping a close watch on some space debris that threatens to get in the way of the satellites to be launched by PSLV-C23 on Monday morning, the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) started the 49-hour countdown for the launch three minutes late, at 8.52am on Saturday.
so my questions is why the space debris does not fall on to earth or why they dont roam in universe.The space debris might be from a satellite launch long before so why do they still orbit around earth.If you say this is due to the orbital velocity with which the satelite is launched and so the debris also get the speed and orbits the earth then why they dont get attracted towards as the faulty satellites do