View Full Version : How the Fermi Spacecraft Almost Got Taken Out by a Relic of the Cold War

2013-May-01, 03:00 AM
As a space telescope scientist or satellite operator, the last thing you want to hear is that your expensive and possibly one-of-a kind — maybe irreplaceable — spacecraft is in danger of colliding with a piece of space junk. On March 29, 2012, scientists from the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope were notified that their spacecraft [...]

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