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Tyburn
02-12-2009, 05:21 PM
Two communications satellites have collided in the first-ever crash of two intact spacecraft in orbit, Nasa said.
The collision occurred on Tuesday nearly 500 miles over Siberia. The crash produced a pair of massive debris clouds, and the magnitude of the situation will not be known for weeks at least, said Nasa spokesman Kelly Humphries.
However, any risk to the international space station, which orbits below the collision course, is thought to be low. There should also be no danger to the forthcoming space shuttle flight, targeted for lift-off no earlier than February 22, "but they're continuing to analyse any possible risk," Humphries said.
The collision involved an Iridium commercial satellite, which was launched in 1997, and a Russian satellite launched in 1993 and believed to be non-functioning.
Each satellite weighed well over 1,000 pounds (455 kgs).
There have been four other cases in which space objects have collided accidentally in orbit, Nasa said.
But those were considered minor events and involved parts of spent rockets or small satellites.

Neezar
02-12-2009, 05:27 PM
So, what are you trying to say?


















:laugh:

Tyburn
02-12-2009, 05:34 PM
its a major event. Potentially heavy or dense material could be knocked out of orbit and fall into a heavily populated area (its unlikely, as it should burn up, but you never know) Its also extremely dangerous for anything else in orbit at present, until the debreefield is dispersed. What you have to remember is these bits are flying in orbit extremely fast. If you were an astronaught and you wanted to fly to the moon you would have to rise through the level where this accident happened, you run the risk of having your ship bombarded by trillions of tiny fragments flying so fast they'd cut your ship to shreds.

Again, hopefully the cloud disperses and the particals dont drop in orbit as a concentrated swarm...or else potentially it would be like putting the International in the Asteroid belt :laugh:

Moose
02-12-2009, 05:55 PM
If you were an astronaught and you wanted to fly to the moon you would have to rise through the level where this accident happened, you run the risk of having your ship bombarded by trillions of tiny fragments flying so fast they'd cut your ship to shreds.


We do get bombarded by trillions of tiny fragments moving close to the speed of light every second.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutrinos

Neezar
02-12-2009, 05:56 PM
That is what they get for putting things where they don't belong. (i.e. space) :laugh:

Gravity can be our friend.

Tyburn
02-12-2009, 05:58 PM
We do get bombarded by trillions of tiny fragments moving close to the speed of light every second.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutrinos
yes...but those wont cut your ship to pieces...space junk will. :rolleyes:

Tyburn
02-12-2009, 05:59 PM
That is what they get for putting things where they don't belong. (i.e. space) :laugh:

Gravity can be our friend.
:blink: what do you mean "putting things where they dont belong" :huh:

The Universe is ours to explore :w00t:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcBV-cXVWFw

Neezar
02-12-2009, 06:11 PM
:blink: what do you mean "putting things where they dont belong" :huh:

The Universe is ours to explore :w00t:

Well, explore it then. But bring your stuff back with you. :laugh:

Tyburn
02-12-2009, 06:37 PM
Well, explore it then. But bring your stuff back with you. :laugh:
The Satelites never went anywhere. They never got out of orbit. They werent supposed to explore, they were supposed to allow YOU to do things like call me, or watch TV...or whatever :unsure-1:

Neezar
02-12-2009, 06:39 PM
The Satelites never went anywhere. They never got out of orbit. They werent supposed to explore, they were supposed to allow YOU to do things like call me, or watch TV...or whatever :unsure-1:

See, we don't need 'em up there. :laugh:


You have a phone? :huh: Why haven't you called? :unsure-1:

Tyburn
02-12-2009, 06:40 PM
See, we don't need 'em up there. :laugh:


You have a phone? :huh: Why haven't you called? :unsure-1:
Yes I have a phone. :unsure-1: I was gonna call....































....but the Satelite went down :laugh:

Neezar
02-12-2009, 06:49 PM
:laugh:



Leave me alone, Dave. I have to study.

Tyburn
02-12-2009, 06:51 PM
:laugh:



Leave me alone, Dave. I have to study.
Well its rude not to reply to you. :unsure-1:

Cant you study at the same time. Women are supposed to be able to multi-task. :mellow:

Neezar
02-12-2009, 06:52 PM
Well its rude not to reply to you. :unsure-1:

Cant you study at the same time. Women are supposed to be able to multi-task. :mellow:

Maybe if I were studying satellites colliding. :laugh:

Tyburn
02-12-2009, 07:03 PM
Maybe if I were studying satellites colliding. :laugh:
:) Yes..,.this is rather educational isnt it.

Shame your not studying "Rocket Science" :blink:

Spiritwalker
02-12-2009, 07:07 PM
its a major event. Potentially heavy or dense material could be knocked out of orbit and fall into a heavily populated area (its unlikely, as it should burn up, but you never know) Its also extremely dangerous for anything else in orbit at present, until the debreefield is dispersed. What you have to remember is these bits are flying in orbit extremely fast. If you were an astronaught and you wanted to fly to the moon you would have to rise through the level where this accident happened, you run the risk of having your ship bombarded by trillions of tiny fragments flying so fast they'd cut your ship to shreds.

Again, hopefully the cloud disperses and the particals dont drop in orbit as a concentrated swarm...or else potentially it would be like putting the International in the Asteroid belt :laugh:

I would be more concerned with the International Space Station and how this could effect them more than us getting splatted here on the ground...

I have always wanted to go to space..

Can you imagine...

"My Dad is better than your dad.."

"Is not"

"Is Too!"

"Is Not"

"Is Too"

"Who is your dad?"

"Neil Armstrong"

"Oh."

Tyburn
02-12-2009, 07:58 PM
I would be more concerned with the International Space Station and how this could effect them more than us getting splatted here on the ground...

I have always wanted to go to space..

Can you imagine...

"My Dad is better than your dad.."

"Is not"

"Is Too!"

"Is Not"

"Is Too"

"Who is your dad?"

"Neil Armstrong"

"Oh."

I aggree...I wouldnt want to be aboard her right now.

I also find it strange that the Space Station be in a lower orbit then a communications satellite :mellow:

Neezar
02-12-2009, 07:58 PM
Well its rude not to reply to you. :unsure-1:



No, it's not. Just stop. :laugh:

Tyburn
02-12-2009, 08:00 PM
No, it's not. Just stop. :laugh:
are you still here :huh:

I've been to the shops and bought my dinner...thinking that without my distraction...but...evidently its not just me keeping you here :w00t:

dont tell me you saw me log off and decided to wait for me to come back :rolleyes:

Neezar
02-12-2009, 08:06 PM
are you still here :huh:

I've been to the shops and bought my dinner...thinking that without my distraction...but...evidently its not just me keeping you here :w00t:

dont tell me you saw me log off and decided to wait for me to come back :rolleyes:

I left, too. And just came back. :rolleyes:



:laugh:

Neezar
02-12-2009, 08:06 PM
So why didn't you call me? :laugh:

Tyburn
02-12-2009, 08:56 PM
So why didn't you call me? :laugh:
Doesnt seem like I need to does it! :laugh:

I leave...you leave...and we both come back at the same time. :mellow:

Who needs phones and satelites when...you've got...whatever it is we've got :happy:

Neezar
02-12-2009, 09:03 PM
Maybe that is for the best. I wouldn't be able to understand half of what you said anyway. :laugh:

Tyburn
02-12-2009, 09:07 PM
Maybe that is for the best. I wouldn't be able to understand half of what you said anyway. :laugh:
yeah...you'd be forever saying goodbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah to me also :laugh: