[amsat-bb] Re: Satellite hit by debris from weapon test

STeve Andre' andres at msu.edu
Mon Mar 11 05:54:23 PDT 2013

On 03/10/13 11:42, Trevor M5AKA wrote:
> CNN are reporting the BLITS satellite was rendered inoperable after being impacted by debris from a 2007 weapon test.
> http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/09/tech/satellite-hit/index.html
> Wiki says the weapon test created 2,317 pieces of trackable size (golf ball size and larger) and an estimated 150,000 debris particles so there's clearly potential for more impacts.
> 73 Trevor M5AKA
Thank you Trevor, for these.  Most of the time I've heard of them
before, but sometimes not.

In the information age where we are bombarded by multiple
firehoses, it is easy to miss something.  Having relevant items
pointed to here helps that, at least some.

Emails are light and easy to deal with.  The simple application
of the delete key in your mailer makes them go away.  In general
50% of the emails I get on lists are deleted fairly quickly, leaving
the others for more reading.

If people like Ted don't like them, any subject header that smells
like a re-transmission should be automatically deleted, and if that
really really isn't enough, mails from Trevor could simply be
zapped on arrival.  That can be automated (deleting) in mailers
like Thunderbird.  But, I hope no one does that because Trevor
has done a lot.

--STeve Andre'
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