Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Move over ESA observation satellite, SpaceX has no plans to move their satellite out of the way

quote [ On Monday, the European Space Agency was forced to move its observation satellite aside to make room for a SpaceX satellite in the Starlink constellation. When the ESA contacted Starlink about the increasingly close approach last Wednesday, the company reportedly said they had no plans to move their satellite out of the way.

Holger Krag, ESA: "What I want is an organised way of doing space traffic. It must be clear when you have such a situation who has to react. It cannot be when we have 10,000 satellites in space that there are operators writing the email what to do. This is not how I imagine modern spaceflight." ]

When reached for comment, Elon Musk accused the ESA of frotteurism.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by Ankylosaur@9:45amGMT]


biblebeltdrunk said @ 5:13pm GMT on 4th Sep [Score:2]
In other satilite news, Amateurs Identify U.S. Spy Satellite Behind President Trump's Tweet, with USA 224 identified as an KH-11 reconnaissance satellite.
Wulf said @ 1:05am GMT on 5th Sep
I gotta say, he's doing a bang up job.
Bruceski said @ 11:16pm GMT on 4th Sep
I'm honestly surprised there wasn't already satellite traffic control.

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