The Russian Space Bear Comes Clean?

Posted: November 24, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Russia To Spend 2 Bln Dollars For Space Clean-Up reads the article at Space War. The article leaves a little to be desired.  How so? It first says

Russia’s Rocket and Space Corporation Energia announced Tuesday that it will build a special orbital pod designed for sweeping-up the near-Earth space from satellite debris.

It next says

“The corporation promised to clean up the space in ten years by collecting about 600 defunct satellites on the same geosynchronous orbit and sinking them into the ocean subsequently,” said Victor Sinyavsky from the company as quoted by the Interfax news agency.

Historically, near-earth and geo are not considered the same thing.  Lost in translation, I’m sure.

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Comments
  1. Coyote says:

    I salute the Russians for pursing space debris removal!

    Space debris denies everyone the use of broad areas of space, which is contrary to the Outer Space Treaty, which asserts that everyone has the freedom to access and use space.

    Spacefaring nations need to support space debris mitigation measures as well as clean-up efforts.

    Fortunately, in the many examples of space warfare that we’ve witnessed–where satellites or the traffic they carried have been attacked–actors demonstrated a clear preference for non-kinetic means of achieving their aims.

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