Sat collision highlights growing threat

Re: Sat collision highlights growing threat

Postby deja vu on Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:25 pm

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http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/09/ ... latestnews

Oh where, oh where, has the massive piece of space junk gone?

Right now it's missing in action. They know it landed, but where is the million dollar question right now. If it landed on terra firma it should be easy to find. That is unless it ended up in the middle of no where. If it's in the ocean it's probably gone for good.
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Re: Sat collision highlights growing threat

Postby CielOnTap on Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:08 pm

OK, I'm disbelieving this situation--NASA knows a satellite will become space junk but does not know where it landed. With the high tech equipment used, how can NASA not pick up where the junk's trajectory is?? Or is this article misinformation, to hide the fact that the heavy junk did something useful on its descent that could be a political matter?
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Re: Sat collision highlights growing threat

Postby cubed on Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:21 pm

A failed Russian probe designed to travel to a moon of Mars but stuck in Earth orbit will crashing back to earth, the Russian space agency said on Sunday.

Roscosmos said the unmanned Phobos-Ground was expected to crash between 11:41am and 4:05pm EST. It could crash anywhere along the route of its next few orbits, which would include Europe, southeast Asia, Australia and South America. The US, Canada and much of Russia are outside the risk zone.


http://www.smh.com.au/world/science/rus ... 1q1p8.html


What's next after this? Reports say it's the size of a bus and would be hard to miss. Large target zone so flip a coin if your in
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Re: Sat collision highlights growing threat

Postby pretzels on Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:02 pm

Generally speaking, if someone launched a spaceship or other spaceworthy craft, ownership remains attached to the craft, space junk or not? Unlike meteorites, which is finders keepers?
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Re: Sat collision highlights growing threat

Postby CielOnTap on Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:36 pm

The craft has fallen in the water near Chile and possibly as far away as Brazil (for fragments). I'm not reassured by the comments about how the toxicity of substances diminishes by burning.
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Space probe crashes in Pacific, Russian officials say


MOSCOW A Russian space probe designed to boost the nation’s pride on a bold mission to a moon of Mars came down in flames Sunday, showering fragments into the South Pacific west of Chile’s coast, officials said.

Pieces from the Phobos-Ground, which had become stuck in Earth’s orbit, landed in water 1,250 kilometres west of Wellington Island in Chile’s south, the Russian military Air and Space Defence Forces said in a statement carried by the country’s news agencies.

The military space tracking facilities were monitoring the probe’s crash, its spokesman Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin said. Zolotukhin said the deserted ocean area is where Russia guides its discarded space cargo ships serving the International Space Station. http://www.thespec.com/news/world/article/654661--space-probe-crashes-in-pacific-russian-officials-say
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Re: Sat collision highlights growing threat

Postby musicrock on Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:40 pm

The tidy Swiss want to clean up space.

Swiss scientists said Wednesday they plan to launch a "janitor satellite" specially designed to get rid of orbiting debris known as space junk. The 10-million-franc ($11-million) satellite called CleanSpace One — the prototype for a family of such satellites — is being built by the Swiss Space Center at the Swiss Federal Institute for Technology in Lausanne, or EPFL.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46398518/ns ... zvpmlE7uSo


Great if it works. If every country that has space junk forks over some cash, space will be cleaned a lot faster. It's in everyone's best interest
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Re: Sat collision highlights growing threat

Postby smitty on Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:54 pm

Obviously some humans from Russia (not mentioning some that pay for the fun ride in space), along with some North Americans are up there in some of those missels AND things could happen. Believe me I would not want to be one of them.

We have car/truck drivers going at to high a speed in the summer time to also in the winter time with iced up roads & many are failing to stay on the roads or loose control & pile ino each other or over the banks & if in a lake THEN it is touch & go if a rescue crew can pull all out ALIVE.

Up in space there is no such thing as to the limit of speed or what route they are permitted to take. So why some feel that being up in space is a must to them even if they are doing nothing when up in space compared to the true Russian & American ones.
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Re: Sat collision highlights growing threat

Postby up-down on Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:03 pm

An asteroid the size of a passenger jet will zoom close by Earth on Sunday just in time for April Fools' Day, but it has no chance of hitting the Earth, NASA says.

The asteroid 2012 EG5 will be closer than the moon when it passes Earth at 5:32 a.m. EDT (0932 GMT). The space rock is about 150 feet wide, according to a NASA update.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46914188/ns ... 3dve9n0nSg


I wonder who will have the better view. The space station or some lucky people on earth.

No doubt the doomsday talk will start up again.
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Re: Sat collision highlights growing threat

Postby soapy on Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:50 pm

The saga of what steps that must be taken to deal with the evolving threat of Earth-circling orbital debris is a work in progress. This menacing problem — and the possible cleanup solutions — is international in scope.

Space junk is an assortment of objects in Earth orbit that is a mix of everything from spent rocket stages, derelict satellites, chunks of busted up spacecraft to paint chips, springs and bolts. A satellite crash in February 2009, for example, marked the first accidental hypervelocity crash between two intact artificial satellites in Earth orbit. That cosmic crash created significant debris — a worrisome amount of leftover bits and pieces.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/50617033/ns ... QbUkfImaSo


Hollywood created Space Cowboys and now NASA and company need to create Space Garbage People. What ever they come up with it's going to be costly and a bigger issue comes to mind. What to do with all of that junk once they bring it down?
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Re: Sat collision highlights growing threat

Postby smitty on Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:44 pm

Not really on the subject & I really do wish I could remember names, but we had a Canadian astronaut up in his unit that put on a teriffic show to young people in the schools. He did a darn good job & I am sure so many of those kids were even more then IMPRESSED. Meaning he did such a good bit of acting in space.
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