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Earth-Watching Satellite Barely Escapes Collision With Russian Space Debris


Earth-Watching Satellite Barely Escapes Collision With Russian Space Debris An important Earth-observing satellite just experienced a heart-pounding near-miss as it moved to avoid space debris. The European Space Agency detailed the Sentinel-1A satellite's dramatic dodge in a series of tweets on Wednesday, pointing to a 2021 Russian missile test that scattered chunks of a defunct Cosmos satellite around in orbit. On Monday, Sentinel-1A performed a set of emergency maneuvers to avoid what ESA called a "high-risk collision."   More



(Source: CNET - May 19)

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