posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 11:43 AM
reply to post by ngchunter
RAF Flyingdales has the capability to scan for and isolate pieces of debris left in and around Earth orbit since the early exploration era THE SIZE OF
A BIRO PEN! Or around 5 inches long, and have a comprehensive database that catalogues every piece of space junk that can be found.
Those that doubt this, ask yourself a simple question;
If you were paying for a multi million pound/dollar/euro satellite, civilian or military, would you just trust to luck that a relic from the 60's or
70's the size of a flatbed truck won't come slamming into your equipment at 20,000 mph?
No...of course you wouldn't. These bit's and pieces of junk, have been mapped and their trajectories plotted, since the early days...there is not
much up there (from Earth) bigger than a golf ball that they don't know about, and know precisely it's orbital path.
Hundreds of comms, spy, and other satellites up there, and no one knows where all the junk is? No chance at all...