Oct 15, 2020

Two Dead Satellites May Collide Tonight. That’s Really, Really Bad

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Experts are worried about what could happen up in low-Earth orbit.

On Tuesday, LeoLabs, a company that monitors the paths of space junk in low-Earth orbit, announced on Twitter it was tracking a potential conjunction—that’s space-speak for a mid-orbit crash—tonight between a defunct Soviet satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket stage.

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