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Source: Crew-2 launch; YouTube (timestamp link)

That object seen moving right to left is the reason I ask. By playing the video frame-by-frame, it seems like it's a small object close to the camera inside the second stage, and it looks like a spinning flat spacer.

How common is the release of such objects? I'm asking out of curiosity since tiny untrackable objects could pose threats I'd imagine.

I initially asked about Dragon 2, but now realizing information may not be as public as for say NASA's own vehicles, I've made the question applicable to similar launches.

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    $\begingroup$ Haven't yet seen a stage separation (of ANY stage, of ANY vehicle) that did not sputter bits n pieces of stuff all over the place. These objects are in Low orbit(or very often not quite in orbit), and have huge surface-to-mass ratios, thus will reenter relatively quickly. $\endgroup$ May 7, 2021 at 13:36


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