Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Crunch....two satellites collide in orbit.

I just got an email from one of my news sources at about a couple satellites that collided. Or I guess I should say...a US Iridium satellite and a hunk of leftover Russian junk.

A commercial Iridium communications satellite collided with a Russian satellite or satellite fragment, Tuesday, creating a cloud of wreckage in low-Earth orbit, officials said Wednesday. The international space station is not threatened by the debris, they said, but it's not yet clear whether it poses a risk to any other satellites in similar orbits.

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