Satellites Collide over Siberia
Just to put everyone in the picture, 2 satellites have collided 500 miles up over Siberia.
The collision involved an Iridium US commercial satellite, which was launched in 1997, and a Russian satellite launched in 1993 which was believed to be nonfunctioning and out of control.
The Iridium craft weighed 1,235 pounds, and the Russian craft nearly a ton.
“There have been four other cases in which space objects have collided accidentally in orbit”, NASA said. But those were considered minor and involved parts of spent rockets or small satellites. NASA also said “It was just a matter of time before a larger collision occured”.
I know a lot of people are looking for images of the actual collision between the two satellites on the internet, but I am sure there are none on the internet at the moment, please tell me if I’m wrong.
Although if we can locate and see the lost NASA toolbag in the sky, then I’m sure we may be able to track ad see parts of the two satellites if the pieces are large enough.