Saturday, January 23, 2016

Space junk collisions might cause a war

I've written several articles about the concerns and dangers of space debris.  But until I read this article, I hadn't thought of the possibility of triggering war as one of the dangers.

But now I'm definitely aware of it.  And yes, it's something to be concerned about up there.

Space debris crashing into military satellites may 'trigger armed conflict'

"In a report to be published in the journal Acta Astronautica, Vitaly Adushkin at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow argues that the threat of space debris constitutes a 'special political danger' because the owner of the impacted satellite 'can hardly quickly determine the real cause of the accident.  
Unexplained failures of defence satellites could be explained either by unregistered collision with space debris or by an intentional attack by an enemy nation." 
So let's clean "up there" up, shall we?

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