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Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 14-Apr-21 11:59:43
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Near broadband satellites collision.


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A OneWeb satellite nearly collided with a SpaceX one. See And there are going to be more satellites.

Michael Chare
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 14-Apr-21 12:02:24
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Re: Near broadband satellites collision.


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Saw part of the article before the Independent "you must sign in" box popped up. Must admit I expected them to say a "near miss" was something like 10 miles but as this is 60 metres then I guess that is a pretty near miss. Didn't get to see the rest of the article as I have never created an account on the Independent website.
Standard User Pheasant
(experienced) Wed 14-Apr-21 12:08:47
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Re: Near broadband satellites collision.


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Here's another article...

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/9/22374262/oneweb-sp...

Will be a growing problem as the competing constellations reach full deployment numbers.


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Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 14-Apr-21 16:54:11
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Re: Near broadband satellites collision.


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In reply to a post by ian72:
Saw part of the article before the Independent "you must sign in" box popped up. Must admit I expected them to say a "near miss" was something like 10 miles but as this is 60 metres then I guess that is a pretty near miss. Didn't get to see the rest of the article as I have never created an account on the Independent website.
I can display the whole Independent article on my PC without interruption and don't have any account for their website so I assumed that this would be the same for everyone!

What intrested me was the existance of the US Space Force’s 18th Space Control Squadron who presumably are tracking lots of stuff in space to be able to ascertain that avoiding action was necessary.

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Standard User amiga_dude
(learned) Wed 14-Apr-21 18:32:27
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Re: Near broadband satellites collision.


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In reply to a post by ian72:
Must admit I expected them to say a "near miss" was something like 10 miles but as this is 60 metres then I guess that is a pretty near miss


I so hate that term near miss, didn't realy mean near hit. wink

https://youtu.be/zDKdvTecYAM
Standard User Pheasant
(experienced) Wed 14-Apr-21 20:17:42
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I believe they've more or less been tracking everything in orbit that has been launched (including significant break-offs / detritus) for several decades, dating back to the Cold War and early GPS.
Standard User amiga_dude
(learned) Thu 15-Apr-21 17:15:48
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It looks like UK only has one satellite that has been defined as space junk. I am not to shore but I think it is wikipedia Prospero satellite. Don't hold me to that I could be wrong but it lauched date is about right.

http://stuffin.space/

https://maps.esri.com/rc/sat2/index.html
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