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Friday, February 13, 2009

Accident in space

hmmm.. seems like accidents can happen anywhere...

And i mean, anywhere...

Including space... WOAH!!

Crash of US, Russian satellites a threat in space
Associated Press Writers AP - Friday, February 13

MOSCOW - U.S. and Russian officials traded shots Thursday over who was to blame for a huge satellite collision this week that spewed speeding clouds of debris into space, threatening other unmanned spacecraft in nearby orbits.

The smashup 500 miles (800 kilometers) over Siberia on Tuesday involved a derelict Russian spacecraft designed for military communications and a working satellite owned by U.S.-based Iridium, which served commercial customers as well as the U.S. Department of Defense.

Wow... accident in space...

So, what's the SOP for reporting accidents in space?? call the police and your insurance company?? whahah..

What's more interesting is this:

There are 800 to 1,000 active satellites in orbit and about 17,000 pieces of debris and dead satellites,

So, with so much things out there, how is one going to monitor each and everyone, and to siam everyone??

Bound to happen... So, now, it had happened. What's the cleanup plans??

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