[amsat-bb] Satellite Breakup and some debris?)

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Nov 30 16:26:21 UTC 2015

Since this event last week, I am now getting several Conjunction near-miss
reports to PCSAT per day compared to normally I get one a few times a month.
So far, all have been several hundred meter misses.  But the debris field
has clearly increased.

Maybe eventually space will get so cluttered that the only applications that
can productively use space are the ones that can keep launching
replacements... only further compounding the problem....  Wonder which comes
first.  Global warming or loss of space usability...  Bob, Wb4APR

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Bruninga
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 2:18 PM
Subject: Satellite Breakup and some debris?)
On 25 November 2015 at approximately 0816z, [multiple objects] were detected
in the vicinity of NOAA 16 (#26536), which may indicate a breakup of the
non-operational satellite.  As of 1830z, 19 associated objects have been
cataloged... More pieces may be cataloged as analysis continues...
Just a reminder how messy it is up there.

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