Apparently solar wind and cosmic particles will break all the
carbon-carbon and carbon-hydrogen bonds after about a year.
All the plastic, carbon-fibre and upholstery will
disintegrate pretty quickly leaving just the metal and
I don't suppose they bothered to fill the tyres with
And if the stereo is blasting out David Bowie, how
would we know out there in a vacuum ?.
Surprised if it is as bad as that (not that I have any data), but
satellites last ten years or more and must have plenty of polymers and
elastomers. Obviously, they can and presumably do shield memory and
microprocessors, but you can't shield solar panel wiring, etc. (Unless
that is all strung on ceramic insulators).
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