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Near miss! NASA satellite, dead Russian spacecraft zoom past each other in orbit


Near miss! NASA satellite, dead Russian spacecraft zoom past each other in orbit A NASA satellite almost got clobbered high above Earth this morning (Feb. 28). At 1:34 a.m. EST (0634 GMT), according to agency officials, the dead Russian spy satellite Cosmos 2221 zoomed uncomfortably close to a NASA craft dubbed TIMED that has been studying Earth's atmosphere since 2001. "While the two non-maneuverable satellites will approach each other again, this was their closest pass in the current predicted orbit determinations, as they are gradually moving apart in altitude," NASA officials wrote in an update today.   More



(Source: Space.com - Feb 29)

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