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Low-intensity explosion caused Russian satellite to spew debris


Low-intensity explosion caused Russian satellite to spew debris A Russian satellite likely suffered a “low-intensity explosion” that created hundreds of pieces of debris in low Earth orbit, according to one company’s analysis. Both U.S. Space Command and private space situational awareness providers reported that Resurs P1, a defunct Russian remote sensing satellite, suffered a breakup event on June 26. That event created more than 100 pieces of debris that could be tracked by ground-based sensors.   More



(Source: SpaceNews - Jul 7)

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