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Asteroid grazes path of satellites in geostationary ring

30 Apr 2020, 15:30 UTC
Asteroid grazes path of satellites in geostationary ring ESA

A reasonably small 4-8 m asteroid recently flew by Earth, passing close to satellites orbiting in the geostationary ring at a distance of about 42 735 km from Earth’s centre and only about 1200 km from the nearest satellite.

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