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Breakup of China’s Yunhai-1 (02) satellite linked to space debris collision


Breakup of China’s Yunhai-1 (02) satellite linked to space debris collision U.S. space tracking has linked the breakup of Chinese satellite Yunhai-1 (02) to a collision with a small piece of debris from a Russian satellite launch, according to NASA. The Yunhai-1 (02) satellite was developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology and launched in September 2019 into a Sun-synchronous orbit with an altitude of around 783 kilometers. It suffered a breakup event on March 18, 2021, creating a number of pieces of debris.   More



(Source: SpaceNews - Jan 12)

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