Two dead satellites may collide tonight & that’s really, really bad

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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.

We are monitoring a very high risk conjunction between two large defunct objects in LEO. Multiple data points show miss distance <25m and Pc between 1% and 20%. Combined mass of both objects is ~2,800kg.

Object 1: 19826

Object 2: 36123

TCA: Oct 16 00:56UTC

Event altitude: 991km...


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