Russia may have just shot down its own satellite creating a huge debris cloud Updated

“This test will significantly increase the risk to astronauts and cosmonauts.”


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    Karl Lewis

    Dafuq? Wasn’t that the premise of a movie?

    tiki god

    Gravity! A great movie that got all the science about gravity and orbital mechanics absolutely wrong.

    it’s still a great movie though.

    Old Tofu

    Space Cowboys is where they go up to rescue a failing russian satellite to find out after they get up there that it is a missile launching platform


    If you were to tell me that a conspiracy theory existed that aliens had infiltrated the major powers of the world and convinced their military to eventually make space travel impossible so we can never leave the planet and infect the rest of the galaxy with our idiocy, I’d call you batshit crazy but I’d have to be locked up too because that’s the only explanation why we would willfully destroy our ability to use space. It’s going to be fun when all the communication satellites are destroyed because of this shit.

    tiki god

    What you’re referring to is “Kessler syndrome” and the only way to really deal with it is to shoot the garbage down with lasers or nets.


    Oh I knew about Kessler Syndrome, but it seems clear some people that should know about it definitely don’t. I want to know why we’re seemingly doing the whole thing intentionally at this point. “Yeah, fuck our ability to go to space!” seems like a weird thing to get behind.

    Karl Lewis

    In fact, if one was fixin’ to get into a possible shooting match with the United States, one of the first items on your “to do” list might well be to destroy the constellation of GPS satellites, since that’s used to guide many of our precision missile systems, and you’d spoil our plans, and possibly delay our response to your invasion of one or more of our allies, say, by fscking up our targeting system. I’m not saying that Putin is fixin’ to grab Ukraine, but… well… Short term survival may well outweigh longer term issues, because if you’re dead,… Read more »

    Last edited 2 months ago by Karl Lewis
    Old Tofu

    there it is. the ruskys were also caught a few years back jamming satellites that belonged to norway or one of the other countries right around there. knocking out the satellite systems would be a quick way to put your enemy back into the 60’s or 70’s technologically in one quick move giving you a definite advantage.

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