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Satellite's Close Encounter With Space Debris

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:52 AM

South Africa's first nano-satellite, ZACUBE-1 (TshepisoSat), in close encounter with space debris

South African Department of Science and Technology said:

After three months in orbit, South Africa's first cube satellite, developed by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and launched on 21 November 2013, experienced two very close encounters with defunct satellites in the last two days. The nano-type satellite was launched from Russia

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 04:20 AM

Wow! 85 and 185 Meters, that's close.

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