ISS debris avoidance

Dec 3, 2021
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How likely is it for NASA to miss some mid-sized piece of space debris, resulting in said space debris impacting the ISS? Just curious.
 

Wolfshadw

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Apr 1, 2020
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Depends on what you consider, "mid-sized". The Space Surveillance Network can track objects as small as five centimeters in diameter (in low Earth orbit). Smaller objects, down to flecks of paint can still cause serious issues with orbiting satellites/space stations. The US Shuttle had to frequently replace it's windows due to such impacts.

-Wolf sends
 
Jan 28, 2022
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Shouldnt those who put stuff up there be responsible for the consequences like when it falls down? Like here you cant just dump stuff on the highways or let stuff block them
 

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