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Happy Satellite Collision Day! It is 10 years since Russia and Iridium got too close for comfort


Happy Satellite Collision Day! It is 10 years since Russia and Iridium got too close for comfort As Elon Musk crowed over the performance of SpaceX's Raptor engine and Northrop Grumman's Cygnus departed the International Space Station (ISS), debris watchers were ruing the 10th anniversary of the first accidental hypervelocity satellite collision. On 10 February 2009, a 950kg Russian military satellite smacked into an Iridium Comms bird, destroying both spacecraft and leaving a cloud of debris large enough to give Sandra Bullock the jitters.   More



(Source: The Register - Feb 12)

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