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Russian and US satellites collide

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posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 12:20 AM
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Russian and US satellites collide


news.bbc.co.uk

US and Russian communications satellites have collided in space in the first such reported mishap.

A satellite owned by the US company Iridium hit a defunct Russian satellite at high speed nearly 780km (485 miles) over Siberia on Tuesday, Nasa said.

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The impact produced a massive cloud of debris, and the magnitude of the crash is not expected to be clear for weeks.

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When two such objects collide with such force, the ensuing debris can destroy other satellites, says the BBC's Andy Gallacher in Florida.

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It is hoped that most of the wreckage from the collision will burn up in the earth's atmosphere, our correspondent says.

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[edit on 28/10/2008 by RedAmnesia]




posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 12:20 AM
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This will result in many dangerous and most probably toxic/nuclear debris all over the world.

Check the last silly comment in the article:

"It is hoped that most of the wreckage from the collision will burn up in the earth's atmosphere, our correspondent says. "

They hope... Well, we hope too!!

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