When Two Satellites Collide
An American and a Russian Satellite were involved in a collision above Serbia, can this sort incident happen again, and if so with what consequences?
An American owned commercial satellite ans a Russian Military satellite collided above Serbia last Tuesday. Apparently it is reported that this kind of incident is the first of it’s kind.
Apart from the initial concern of how this could of happened, new concerns are raising as to what is going to happen with debris. It must pose a potential danger floating about in orbit, no-one knowing when and where the debris will fall.
The Russian military satellite had stopped functioning years ago according to the US government, so does that mean with obsolete objects floating about in space, incidents like this will inevitably happen again?
The collision created two large clouds of debris floating roughly 480 miles above Siberia, and space scientists and engineers went strait into action to assess the likelihood of further collisions. May have been a good idea to access before this happen?
Approximately 12,000 objects are in orbit around the earth as you read this, space may be a Hugh place, but I’m sure all the satellite owners wont hesitate in lunching as many as possible to clutter up our solar space even more.