Comments:Russian and US satellites collide
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- Me too but i doubt it. But i find it kinda wield that Mother Russia did not let the satellite fall back to earth.--KDP3 (talk) 06:05, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
- That would require that the satellite have some propulsion system, and that it was possible to instruct it to use that to de-orbit. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:31, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
- The Russian satellite involved had not worked since 1995, so it was dead in space without any control for more than 13 years. The American satellite involved was launched in 1997 and its orbit somehow came to intersect the other, that is the background. 18.104.22.168 01:28, 14 February 2009 (UTC)
NASA & RKA standpoint
- I doubt there would be any, the event is very rare and not foreseeable or preventable. -22.214.171.124 08:50, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
No one could have controlled a satellite that had been dead for 13 years. Even if the US or China were kind enough to launch missiles to take out the hulk, that would have created more debris and the American satellite would have probably been destroyed by it as it passed through. 126.96.36.199 01:30, 14 February 2009 (UTC)
such a conspiracy
I guess this so called unpredictable tragedy must be some political conspiracies. What on earth are those super-nations aiming at? Urging ASian nations in their development of space progress by depriving them of the safety of the outer universe? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Severus junior (talk • contribs) 02:27, 15 February 2009 (UTC)
I am beginning to believe that there should be an international fund set up based on a per-pound fee assessed on all materials sent into space. This fund would require at least two tier's; one for controlled and one for uncontrolled materials or equipment sent into any orbit being semi permanent or permanent. And if a controlled satellite becomes uncontrolled there should be a penalty assessed to the owner. In short... if the owners can't remove whatever materials sent into orbit themselves, they should be prepared to pay into a fund that would provide incentive for it's removal. By whomever wishes to undertake the endeavour.
What do you think?
D. Helm, Oregon