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Another one bites the dust: Intelsat 29e smackdown

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"After another satellite went out of service in geostationary orbit this week, at least temporarily, new data now suggests the spacecraft may not be recoverable."

 

Yeah... I think it's pretty obvious this one is not coming back. :rolleyes:

 

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https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/04/new-video-of-intelsat-29e-satellite-reveals-dramatic-anomaly/

 

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 During the last two years, satellites such as AMC-9, Telkom-1, AMOS-5, Eutelsat-33B, EchoStar-3, and Galaxy 11 have all experienced on orbit anomalies.

What's going on up there?

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2 minutes ago, Nightside said:

What's going on up there?

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Duh.

 

Which is way preferable to the start of Mr. Kessler's Syndrome.

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Looks like it's time to start building Toyboxes.

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Oh, pardon.

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Spoiler

It breaks the sound barrier in vacuum?

 

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Good thing in a few years we will have Starship to collect all those huge, completely dead humps of junk!

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31 minutes ago, Barzon Kerman said:

Good thing in a few years we will have Starship to collect all those huge, completely dead humps of junk!

Starship "Baleeneer"

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No. We need those guys and their unique way of dealing with space junk:

No space mines though.

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