View Full Version : Orbital Spares: Iridium Already Replaced Destroyed Satellite

2009-Feb-14, 01:00 PM
On Tuesday, a communications satellite in the Iridium fleet suffered complete obliteration at the hands of a defunct Russian satellite Cosmos 2251. Although satellites have been hit by space junk in the past (four times since 1996), this is the first time a satellite has suffered a direct hit… from another satellite. The aftermath of [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/2009/02/14/orbital-spares-iridium-already-replaced-destroyed-satellite/)