[amsat-bb] Satellites in collision

Luc Leblanc lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
Thu Feb 12 22:20:53 PST 2009

Simon says

U.S. STRATCOM routinely tracks about 18,000 objects in space, including satellites and debris, that are 3.9 inches across or larger.
Tracking priority and "conjunction analysis" - identifying which objects may pose a threat to manned spacecraft - is the first priority.

What when wrong here?  Does someone was sleeping on the switch?

Which satellite was at fault,  "they ran into each other. Nothing has the right of way up there. We don't have an air traffic controller in 
space. There is no universal way of knowing what's coming in your direction." 

A steel umbrella is probably the best defense?

For those who want to make their own PC game just put theses TLE in your TLE folder and enjoy the show. try a quarter of second automatic 
play speed. On Orbitron it's nice but could be much better on other interface?

cosmos 2251
1 22675U 93036A   09043.64266265 -.00000921  00000-0 -33225-3 0  7457
2 22675 074.0397 013.7085 0024779 155.8477 204.3811 14.32045077817866
IRIDIUM 33 [+]          
1 24946U 97051C   09025.57495122  .00000082  00000-0  22294-4 0  4525
2 24946  86.4003 128.0512 0002243  81.8081 278.3370 14.34215375595154

One more flares producer down!



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