SpaceX’s Starlink satellites near-misses with other spacecraft are getting ‘out of control’, experts say

By Adam Smith, Published by The Independent, 20 August 2021 Once Starlink launches its full 12,000 satellite network it will be involved in 90 per cent of all close approaches, which experts say is ‘getting out of control’ SpaceX’s Starlink satellites are responsible for over half of all near-collisions in

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An artist's illustration of SpaceX's Starlink internet satellites in orbit. (Image credit: SpaceX)

SpaceX Starlink satellites responsible for over half of close encounters in orbit, scientist says

By Tereza Pultarova, Published by, 18 August 2021 Starlink satellites might soon be involved in 90% of close encounters between two spacecraft in low Earth orbit. Operators of satellite constellations are constantly forced to move their satellites because of encounters with other spacecraft and pieces of space junk. And,

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Chinese military satellite damaged by Soviet rocket is the ‘first major orbital collision in a decade’

By Adam Smith, Published by yahoo!finance, 18 August 2021 China’s military satellite Yunhai 1-02 was mysteriously damaged on 18 March 2021, but scientists now know the cause of the issue was a piece of space debris. The US Space Force’s 18th Space Control Squadron (18SPCS) said that analysis was “ongoing”

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Currently, the U.S. government’s space tracking mission is still handled by the Pentagon. Getty Images

As Space Junk Multiplies, Pentagon Is Stuck Tracking It for Civilians

By Jacqueline Feldscher, Published by Defense One, 27 May 2021 Private industry is launching at a pace with which the military’s space-surveillance system can’t keep up. Now lawmakers say the Commerce Department’s fix is running late. It’s been nearly three years since the U.S. Commerce Department was ordered to start

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