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ESA's Solar Orbiter will swing past Earth this week...

Started by Rick, Nov 25, 2021, 11:53:30

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ESA's Solar Orbiter will swing past Earth this week – sure hope nobody created a big cloud of space junk up there

With the Solar Orbiter due to pass above North Africa and the Canary Islands at its closest approach on 27 November, it has to make it through two regions of potential space debris; geostationary orbit and low earth orbit.

More: https://www.theregister.com/2021/11/25/solar_orbiter_debris/