[FPSPACE] Russian Satellite Failure Caused By Space Garbage
clj at panix.com
Wed Apr 19 18:51:01 EDT 2006
On Wednesday 19 April 2006 13:32, LARRY KLAES wrote:
> Just like with their first Venus and Mars probes, whose failures were
> blamed on an errant meteoroid collision rather than any failure of the
> Glorious Soviet People's Space Technology.
> But with all the debris in Earth orbit, it is bound to happen sooner
> or later.
Sooner than that, it's already happened. See http://satobs.org/satclose.html
and http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=16201 for reports of
collisions involving satellites that just happened to cross paths.
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