2 big pieces of space junk could collide Thursday night

Oct 15, 2020
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Correction for the article. There was a third man man space debris event. The testing of the ASM-135 ASAT missile on the P78-1 Solwind satellite by the US in 1985.
 
Feb 18, 2020
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Correction for the article. There was a third man man space debris event. The testing of the ASM-135 ASAT missile on the P78-1 Solwind satellite by the US in 1985.
A fourth was the destruction of a satellite by the nuclear warhead of a U.S. Army Nike Zeus missile in May 1963. The Soviet Union conducted dozens of tests of anti-satellite weapons which, while they did not destroy satellites, exploded warheads in space creating clouds of shrapnel.

In addition India successfully tested an anti-satellite weapon in 2019. The test was conducted at 300 km so the 270 pieces of debris detected by the U.S. Air Force should almost all be gone by now.
 

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