Tabrakan satelit 2009

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Tabrakan satelit 2009 adalah tabrakan antar satelit pertama di orbit Bumi. Tabrakan ini terjadi pada pukul 16:56 UTC tanggal 10 Februari 2009, pada ketinggian 789 km[1] di atas Semenanjung Taymyr di Siberia. Satelit yang bertabrakan adalah satelit Amerika Serikat Iridium 33 dan satelit Rusia Kosmos-2251.[2][3][4] Kedua satelit tersebut bertabrakan pada kecepatan 11.7 km/s.[5][6]

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  1. ^ "Collision Between Two Satellites". 
  2. ^ Jonathan McDowell. "Jonathan's Space Report No. 606". Diakses tanggal 2009-02-17. Strela-2M satellites had lifetimes of around 3 years, and Gen. Yakushin of the Military Space Forces was quoted in Moscow Times as saying Kosmos-2251 went out of service in 1995. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Satellite Destroyed in Space Collision". Space.com. 
  4. ^ "Satellites Collide, Put Space Station at Risk". The Washington Post. February 11, 2009. 
  5. ^ Paul Marks, New Scientist, Satellite collision 'more powerful than China's ASAT test, 13 February 2009 (putting the collision speed at 42,120 kilometres per hour (11.7 km/s))
  6. ^ Mark K. Matthews (2009-02-13). "Crash imperils satellites that monitor Earth". Orlando Sentinel. Diarsipkan dari versi asli tanggal 2009-02-16. Diakses tanggal 2009-02-17.  (reporting it as "what amounted to a 26,000 mph [(7.7 miles/sec)] collision").

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