2 big satellites collide 500 miles over Siberia

Feb 11, 2009 Full story: hosted.ap.org 326

Two big communications satellites collided in the first-ever crash of two intact spacecraft in orbit, shooting out a pair of massive debris clouds and posing a slight risk to the international space station.

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Since: May 07

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Feb 11, 2009
Just what we need... more orbital debris.

IBM

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Since: Oct 08

London, KY

#2 Feb 11, 2009
they said the U.S. Military uses this satelite....odd 'eh?
allah

Huntsville, TN

#3 Feb 11, 2009
Russia shot them down.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#4 Feb 11, 2009
I am waiting for the Truthers and conspiracy fools to start up about this.
Mandoune

Turku, Finland

#5 Feb 11, 2009
"Russia shot them down"
Are you always pointing conspiration in every news you read ?
You feel wise because you say the biggest thing you can imagine. But talking without proof or even little knowlege about the topic is completely pointless.

“RAKI !”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#8 Feb 11, 2009
I hope they had "Geico"

“RAKI !”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#11 Feb 11, 2009
This is what happens when you use your cell phone while you drive.
OR
What happens when you have too much vodka.

“RAKI !”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#12 Feb 11, 2009
I heard there was a female driving the one satellite, she was putting on her make up.
Come on folks, work with me !
truthist

Lithia, FL

#15 Feb 11, 2009
Hey guys, you did not know that all sats become debris sooner or later!! Think of that before shooting another into orbit
Its 2 big satellites

Denver, CO

#16 Feb 11, 2009
Matt from Akron wrote:
Just what we need... more orbital debris.
Yes more orbital debris, Obama Shot us down, Obama wants a world wide satellite shortage that only he can fix
Intrigued

Jeffersonville, IN

#17 Feb 11, 2009
Armo wrote:
I heard there was a female driving the one satellite, she was putting on her make up.
Come on folks, work with me !
Hmmm,...but it was the other satellite that had a male driver who was to busy checking out the flight attendant..
litesong

Pittsburgh, PA

#18 Feb 11, 2009
Armo wrote:
I hope they had "Geico"
Hope the gecko wasn't hurt.
DMH

Reno, NV

#19 Feb 11, 2009
I heard Homer Simpson is doing great at his new job uploading navigational instructions to communication satellites.
interesting timing

Toronto, Canada

#20 Feb 11, 2009
Weird Weather Being Called for North East America

http://www.topix.com/world/canada/2009/02/wei...

as 2 big satellites collide 500 miles over Siberia

probably just when we Need a Eye in the Sky

TV Wind & Flood Warnings Ongoing for tonight across the Screen, maybe a continuation of ...

The National Weather Service estimates the tornado had 170-mile-per-hour winds and remained on the ground for an hour.

http://www.kfsm.com/Global/story.asp...

Twisters that touched down in Oklahoma, killing 8 8 min ago | 5NEWSonline.com

The National Weather Service has issued a preliminary EF-4 rating to the deadly tornado that ravaged the town of Lone Grove...

http://www.topix.com/city/lone-grove-ok
The One

United States

#21 Feb 11, 2009
Time to send up a big broom and dust pan...Wouldn't want the shuttle to accidently fly through a big cloud of space junk...
MilitaryMan

Seattle, WA

#22 Feb 11, 2009
Don't you fools realize that this was done on purpose? One was a killer satellite, and the other was the target! What are the odds that 2 satellites would actually just run into each other? Get real.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#23 Feb 11, 2009
MilitaryMan wrote:
Don't you fools realize that this was done on purpose? One was a killer satellite, and the other was the target! What are the odds that 2 satellites would actually just run into each other? Get real.
lol Please read post #4
MilitaryMan

Seattle, WA

#24 Feb 11, 2009
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>lol Please read post #4
I did! That's why it's so funny.
JourneyJerker

Appleton, WI

#25 Feb 11, 2009
From the article:

"...a Russian satellite launched in 1993 and believed to be nonfunctioning. The Russian satellite was out of control, Matney said."

ANOTHER Russian satellite that is out of control. Maybe another military opportunity for the Ruskies.

Heck, bush would have jumped all over that (or maybe incite it).

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#26 Feb 11, 2009
JourneyJerker wrote:
From the article:
"...a Russian satellite launched in 1993 and believed to be nonfunctioning. The Russian satellite was out of control, Matney said."
ANOTHER Russian satellite that is out of control. Maybe another military opportunity for the Ruskies.
Heck, bush would have jumped all over that (or maybe incite it).
BSD or Bush Derangement Syndrome. Sad but true.

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