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    Space station to move to avoid debris

    Space station to move to avoid debris - DC Breaking Local News Weather Sports FOX 5 WTTG



    MOSCOW - The Russian space program's Mission Control Center says it will move the International Space Station into a different orbit to avoid possible collision with a fragment of debris. Mission Control Center spokeswoman Nadyezhda Zavyalova said the Russian Zvevda module will fire booster rockets to carry out the operation Thursday at 07:22 a.m. Moscow time (0322 GMT). The space station performs evasive maneuvers when the likelihood of a collision exceeds one in 10,000.
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    Re: Space station to move to avoid debris

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
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    For those of you that crave for a change of pace in the news.
    Space junk is becoming a very serious issue. There is an unbelievable amount of crap floating up there. Some young entrepreneur (I would do it if I had the funds) should launch a space corporation paid by contracts from various governments to salvage the debris in orbit.
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    Re: Space station to move to avoid debris

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    Re: Space station to move to avoid debris

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Space junk is becoming a very serious issue. There is an unbelievable amount of crap floating up there. Some young entrepreneur (I would do it if I had the funds) should launch a space corporation paid by contracts from various governments to salvage the debris in orbit.
    I think they would have it space travel weren't so expensive. I don't think critical mass has been reach on a venture like that yet.
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    Re: Space station to move to avoid debris

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Space junk is becoming a very serious issue. There is an unbelievable amount of crap floating up there. Some young entrepreneur (I would do it if I had the funds) should launch a space corporation paid by contracts from various governments to salvage the debris in orbit.
    Most of these things are tiny and moving extremely fast.
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    Re: Space station to move to avoid debris

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Most of these things are tiny and moving extremely fast.

    But if a capture craft were in the exact same matching orbit as the debris, they'd be moving at the same speed and their velocity relative to each other would be zero.

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    Re: Space station to move to avoid debris

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    But if a capture craft were in the exact same matching orbit as the debris, they'd be moving at the same speed and their velocity relative to each other would be zero.
    Expending enormous amounts of fuel per two-inch piece of debris.

    http://orbitaldebris.jsc.nasa.gov/ph...es/LEO1280.jpg
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    Re: Space station to move to avoid debris

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Space junk is becoming a very serious issue. There is an unbelievable amount of crap floating up there. Some young entrepreneur (I would do it if I had the funds) should launch a space corporation paid by contracts from various governments to salvage the debris in orbit.
    I would like to know what young entrepreneur would have the funds?

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    Re: Space station to move to avoid debris

    The USA is responsible for 73% of the space junk in orbit around the earth.

    THe bulk of the orbiting satellites and devices are military in nature

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    Re: Space station to move to avoid debris

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Expending enormous amounts of fuel per two-inch piece of debris.

    http://orbitaldebris.jsc.nasa.gov/ph...es/LEO1280.jpg

    Perhaps. Perhaps not, if some clever chap gets a bit creative. Not saying I have the answer, just that there is one.

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