Shocking data from a satellite monitoring and collision detection company shows that space around Earth was nearly bombarded by thousands of debris from a rocket body and an old spy satellite. grazing.
According to the sheet Space, Thousands of debris extremely dangerous to spacecraft and other active spacecraft would have almost been scattered throughout low Earth orbit, if only Two large space debris, a rocket body and a “dead” satellite, narrowly missed each other “a hair’s breadth away.”
Specifically, according to satellite monitoring and collision detection company LeoLabs, two space debris slid past each other with an extremely small amplitude of 6 meters.
They form a rocket body and a spy satellites – Komos-3 and Cosmos 2361 of the former Soviet Union – has long been decommissioned.
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Komos-3 is a type of missile used by the Soviet Union and Russia from 1964 to 2009, but the near-miss would be very old. Meanwhile, Cosmos 2361 is a spy satellite designed to intercept electronic signals such as radio communications and radar jamming.
The incident occurred in an area called by LeoLabs “bad neighborhood” In region of space called LEOextending from an altitude of 950 to 1,050 km from the ground, with many inoperable, derelict and abandoned objects for many years in orbit.
They create a giant pile of trash in space and are extremely dangerous Because if two space debris collide, they will throw out countless fragments, which may create a disaster. The leak of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft late last year is also suspected to have been caused by a meteorite or small piece of debris, according to findings by Roscosmos and NASA (the Russian-American space agency).
LeoLabs stats had 1,400 shots “near-collision” in this area only for the period from June to September 2022.
These incidents highlight the need for new strategies to remove space debris from Earth’s atmosphere as well as other regions above Earth’s atmosphere. According to NASA, there are currently nearly 30,000 pieces of debris in orbit that U.S. defense forces are monitoring, but many more pieces of debris are lurking, too small to detect but still quite dangerous.
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Shocking data from a satellite monitoring and collision detection company shows that space around Earth has been nearly bombarded by thousands of debris from…