[amsat-bb] Satellite Breakup and some debris?)

Ted k7trkradio at charter.net
Wed Dec 2 00:15:24 UTC 2015

Bob, have you not heard of VacuSat? A new project sponsored by Waste
Management, Inc. Yes, the same folks that pick up your trash at home, have
developed a 'cube sat' the size of a 747, which will orbit earth sucking up
all the space debris. The vehicle is designed for re-entry where the waste
will be dumped just outside Newark, NJ

Stay tuned for developments

73, Ted

-----Original Message-----
From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Robert
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2015 8:26 AM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Satellite Breakup and some debris?)

Since this event last week, I am now getting several Conjunction near-miss
reports to PCSAT per day compared to normally I get one a few times a month.
So far, all have been several hundred meter misses.  But the debris field
has clearly increased.

Maybe eventually space will get so cluttered that the only applications that
can productively use space are the ones that can keep launching
replacements... only further compounding the problem....  Wonder which comes
first.  Global warming or loss of space usability...  Bob, Wb4APR

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Bruninga
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 2:18 PM
Subject: Satellite Breakup and some debris?)
On 25 November 2015 at approximately 0816z, [multiple objects] were detected
in the vicinity of NOAA 16 (#26536), which may indicate a breakup of the
non-operational satellite.  As of 1830z, 19 associated objects have been
cataloged... More pieces may be cataloged as analysis continues...
Just a reminder how messy it is up there.
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