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#291485 - 12th Feb 2009 5:26am Two Satellites Crash In Space
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Two Satellites Crash In Space

Two satellites have collided in space for the first time, sending out a massive cloud of debris, according to the US military.

The crash, which took place in low-earth orbit, involved a privately-owned US communications satellite and a defunct Russian satellite.

"We believe it is the first time that two satellites have collided in orbit," said Air Force Colonel Les Kodlick of the US Strategic Command.

He added that the debris created by the crash was creating potential problems for space operations.

The US satellite was a craft owned by Iridium Satellite LLC, which said customers using satellite phones may experience brief outages until a fix had been put in place by Friday.

"This event is not the result of a failure on the part of Iridium or its technology," said a company spokeswoman.

Iridium said it planned to move one of its in-orbit spare satellites into the constellation to replace the lost craft within 30 days.

Meanwhile, NASA said it would take weeks to determine the full magnitude of the crash, which occurred over Siberia on Tuesday.

Some 500 to 600 new bits of debris, some as small as 10cm across, are already being tracked by the command's Joint Space Operations Center in addition to the 18,000 or so other man-made objects it has catalogued in space.

The collision occurred at roughly 485 miles (780km), an altitude used by satellites that monitor weather and carry telephone communications among other things.

The International Space Station flies at a lower altitude and is the command's top priority in attempting to prevent collisions.

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#291522 - 12th Feb 2009 1:07pm Re: Two Satellites Crash In Space [Re: Mr_Ice_Man]
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And goverment is moaning bout rubbish on land and we have to recycle and blah de blah.. And they cant even clean up after em selves in space i say there the cause of the planets problems cause the debris is reflecting shit back into space and the sun isnt getting the planet as much as it should cause of our space programs.....
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