NASA objects to new mega-constellation, citing risk of “catastrophic collision

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Banjo, Nov 12, 2020.

  1. Banjo

    Banjo

  2. What happens if they do collide? Will they fall and burn up in the atmosphere - and will they burn out entirely, given their size - or will the debris just continue circling the planet?
     
  3. userque

    userque

    ...Or hit and destroy some other important satellite that's in orbit.

    And, they would add to the thousands of pieces of debris/junk orbiting the Earth that NASA etc. has to track in order to safely launch things into orbit or beyond.
     
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  4. TimMykes

    TimMykes

    who'd a thunk it

    space pollution
     
  5. userque

    userque

    Mankind pollutes everywhere he goes.
     
  6. There has been quite a lot for a while now, actually. And it's only bound to get worse.