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Polluted space

Mar 2009 | Comments Off on Polluted space
     
 

On Feb 10, 2009 two communication satellites collided in space.

It happened over Northern Siberia, 490 miles above the earth surface.

The low-earth orbit (LEO) location of the collision contains many other active satellites.

They could be at risk from the resulting orbital debris.

With increasing number of satellites being launched into the space, such incidents may be unavoidable in future.

There are no doubts about the benefits of satellite technology for mankind.

Be it for communication, earth observation or even strategic.

Still, the disadvantages of such mishaps would be enormous.

When human intelligence is still fumbling in dealing with pollution on earth.

A space with satellite debris is, definitely, a scary proposition.

 
 

Bal Krishna, Editor

bal@mycoordinates.org

 

 

 

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