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U.S. Air Force Warns There's a Chance an American and Russian Satellite Could Collide Overnight


U.S. Air Force Warns There's a Chance an American and Russian Satellite Could Collide Overnight Earlier today, the private American firm Bigelow Aerospace was notified by the U.S. Air Force that its Genesis II spacecraft has a slim chance of smashing into a dead Russian spy satellite. News of the potential orbital smash-up came via Bigelow Aerospace’s Twitter account. “Today, we were notified by the US Air Force that there is a 5.6% chance that Genesis II will collide with dead Russian satellite Cosmos 1300 in 15 hours,” says the tweet. “Although this is a relatively low probability, it brings to light that low Earth orbit is becoming increasingly more littered.”   More



(Source: Gizmodo - Sep 18)

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