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Chinese Space Debris Collides with Russian Satellite

8 Mar 2013, 21:48 UTC
Chinese Space Debris Collides with Russian Satellite
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According to Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), the Center for Space Standards and Innovation (CSSI) has determined that on January 22, 2013 debris from the Chinese FENGYUN 1C collided with Russia’s BLITS satellite, changing the axis of its orbit, along with its spin velocity and attitude. The animation above is from AGI and it depicts the event.
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