Chinese anti-satellite system accidentally breaks Russian satellite3/9/2013
You'd think that space is big enough that countries wouldn't be running into each other all the time, but even the night sky is getting pretty crowded lately. Russia is now reporting that one of its satellites was severely damaged by a Chinese anti-satellite system in an interstellar accident. This wasn't a case of two tests happening in the same neighborhood, however. The Chinese anti-satellite test actually happened in 2007, but leftover debris hit the Russian technology and has knocked the satellite off its orbit. Seems like the Chinese could save some money on their anti-satellite program by just chucking a bunch of trash into space and letting nature take its course. [Source]
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