Space debris from India's anti-sattelite test threatens ISS

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  1. gigaxtreme1

    gigaxtreme1 2[H]4U

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    Making a bunch of space junk in orbit is a bad idea. India made big mistake.
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    DejaWiz Oracle of Unfortunate Truths

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    Please don't piss off Russia, Italy, and Germany...
    Please don't piss off Russia, Italy, and Germany...
     
  3. Grimlaking

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    Now that is an interesting article. I didn't see the note about what happened when the US and other mentioned nations did a similar test. Was it before the Space Station was up?
     
  4. gigaxtreme1

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    New job posting-Space garbage man. Actually there are satellites proposed to snag, harpoon debris in orbit and eject the debris into the atmosphere.
     
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    Comixbooks Ignore Me

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    Space X and Elon Musk should launch a Street Sweeper on space to clean up the trash.
     
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    This was my first thought as soon as I heard India was conducting this test. Maybe they could divert some of the resources they've allocated to putting junk in Earth's orbit to, oh, I don't know cleaning up the fucking Ganges or something
     
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  7. gigaxtreme1

    gigaxtreme1 2[H]4U

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    Deploy a bunch of Kevlar nets and go pick them up.
     
  8. THRESHIN

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    we better get these things cleaned up before one decides to destroy the world

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  9. kamxam

    kamxam [H]ard|Gawd

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    There is no Debris, There is only V'Ger! :arghh:
     
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  10. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics I don't get it

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    Deploy a bunch of H1Bs with a fishbowl on their head wrapped with ducttape around their neck and send them up.
     
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  11. The Mad Atheist

    The Mad Atheist Gawd

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    Fuck it, just blow everything up in space already and make it all cloudy up there, the human race is a failed experiment anyway.

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  12. GoodBoy

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    How fucking stupid could they be... Not like we didn't figure out this was a dumb-ass thing to do back when China did it in 2007. Shit from the Chinese 'test' are still in orbit.

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    https://www.npr.org/2019/04/02/7090...satellite-test-raised-threat-to-space-station

    The US's test:
    It sounds like the India test only created about 10 days worth of danger, so not as bad as what China did. Still... According to their calculations all of the debris would clear from the area known as low Earth orbit within 45 days.
     
  13. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics I don't get it

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    Can the international community collectively sue India for the cost of replacement of the space station?
     
  14. Derfnofred

    Derfnofred Gawd

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    Sure, good luck getting them to pay!
     
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  15. The Mad Atheist

    The Mad Atheist Gawd

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    Didn't someone tried to do something when they launched those mini-sat not long ago?
    Don't see what's the point, not like they have too.
     
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    Thats what happens when you strap donkeys to rockets
     
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    Probably more like before anyone really cared about space junk.
     
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    This is all my brain can muster up about this article

     
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  19. SecretStash

    SecretStash Limp Gawd

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    Can we outsource cleanup to India?