[amsat-bb] Re: Space Debris: Predicted near impact for AO-51

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 12 22:36:01 PDT 2010

Is it just a coincidence that these warnings seem to be coming pretty often recently, or did NORAD change their reporting procedures, or is all the junk up there getting to critical mass where nothing is safe?  It seems like we're heading into a situation like nuclear fission, where you get enough stuff interacting, and it sets up a chain reaction of collisions.

Greg  KO6TH

> Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 00:16:59 -0400
> From: K3IO at verizon.net
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Space Debris: Predicted near impact for AO-51
> On 4/11/2010 11:45 PM, Tom Clark, K3IO wrote:
> > The Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg AFB has reported that 
> > AO-51 will have a ~200 meter (i.e. 2 football fields) approach to 
> > object #34890 at 08:51Z on April 13th.
> The Joint Space Command sent an update -- their latest prediction has 
> reduced the 200 meter miss distance to ~135 meters
> 73, Tom
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