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ISS Canadarm Damaged by Space Junk

Old 31st May 2021, 15:49
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Snoop ISS Canadarm Damaged by Space Junk

Given the quantity of debris in orbit, I am surprised that this sort of occurrence does not happen more frequently.
ISS v. Space Junk

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Old 1st Jun 2021, 09:21
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"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space."
... which is a good thing in this case!
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Old 1st Jun 2021, 10:36
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The problem is that near Earth orbit is not so big. A couple of decent sized satellites colliding in NEO could be devastating to the rest, not to mention the ISS and those astronauts/cosmonauts within.

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Old 1st Jun 2021, 12:43
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The number of space debris is huge, and it increases every year, so I think we'll soon start to see such news every month.
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Old 1st Jun 2021, 23:35
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It's OK. The Scots are on it...

https://www.insider.co.uk/news/scott...20space%20junk.

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Old 10th Nov 2021, 15:53
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Did the Chinese launch a junk into space?
https://www.space.com/space-station-...-spacex-crew-3
I'll get my coat now.
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