Tuesday, 10 March 2015

US satellite explodes and ESA assesses risk

A US Air Force weather satellite exploded in Earth orbit on February 3, scattering debris along its path. In a report by Space.com, Air Force and space officials indicated the breakup of Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Flight 13 (DMSP-F13) was due to a malfunction of its battery system rather than a collision with a foreign body. Meanwhile, The European Space Agency (ESA) has released an assessment of the hazard posed by the debris... Continue Reading US satellite explodes and ESA assesses risk

Section: Space

Tags: Debris, ESA, Explosion, NOAA, Orbit, Satellite, US Air Force, Weather

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