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Chinese Debris Collides with Russian Sat

anti-satellite missile fengyuan 1c blits space debris

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:17 PM

Chinese Space Debris Collides with Russian Satellite


www.universetoday.com said:

According to Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), the Center for Space Standards and Innovation (CSSI) has determined that on January 22, 2013 debris from the Chinese FENGYUN 1C collided with Russia’s BLITS satellite. The FENGYUAN 1C is the satellite that was destroyed by China on January 11, 2007 in a test of an anti-satellite missile. The collision changed the orbit of the Russian satellite, along with its spin velocity and attitude

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:46 PM

Well that's not good.  It sure is getting messy up there, perhaps an international agreement not to blow things up in orbit any longer needs to be put in place.


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:49 PM

View PostOverSword, on 11 March 2013 - 04:46 PM, said:

Well that's not good.  It sure is getting messy up there, perhaps an international agreement not to blow things up in orbit any longer needs to be put in place.
lol china could not care less, while usa, russia and eu try as much as possible not to litter, china blows up its satelites, negating any effort not to create more space garbage

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:59 PM

View Postaztek, on 11 March 2013 - 04:49 PM, said:


lol china could not care less, while usa, russia and eu try as much as possible not to litter, china blows up its satelites, negating any effort not to create more space garbage
Two things wrong with your post.

Firstly what has the EU got to do with it? ESA and the EU are totally unrelated organisations.

Secondly both the USA and Russia have carried out similar tests of anti-satellite weapons themselves,

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