Two defunct satellites in near miss over Pennsylvania

Two defunct satellites in near miss over Pennsylvania

Two satellites were involved in a near miss over Pennsylvania on Wednesday. The satellites, while defunct, are travelling at approximately 33,000 mph (53,000 kmph) in opposite orbits in space. There are about 4,500 satellites in space, with about 3,000 inactive. The last time a huge collision occurred was 2009.

Chris
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Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 months

As rhough "over Pennsylvania" means the debris will fall there. Great reporting. Probably from "The Science Desk".

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