Re: Massive Break-Up Event?

From: Bill Bard (
Date: Wed Jan 17 2007 - 21:56:12 EST

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    > I've been hearing murmurings around the community here in Washington that
    > there may have been an extremely energetic event (satellite break-up?) in the
    > last week or so in the LEO altitude range (700-1000 KM).  "An enormous amount
    > of debris" in the range of 1000 pieces may have been created.
    > Has anyone seen anything abnormal of late?  I haven't, nor have I heard
    > anything.
    Aviation Week is reporting that the Chinese conducted an anti-sat test on
    Feng Yun 1C on Jan 11.
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