Indian satellite destruction created 400 pieces of debris, endangering ISS: NASA
NASA says satellite that India shot down may threaten the ISS
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April 2, 2019 - by Steve Dent for engadget.co
- The test was a "terrible, terrible thing," said NASA chief Jim Bridenstine.
Addressing employees, he said a missile that shot down a satellite created at least 400 pieces of orbital debris, including 60 larger than 6 inches in size.
While the satellite was well below the ISS, 24 of the pieces were blasted above its apogee, creating a potential risk. "It's unacceptable and NASA needs to be very clear about what its impact to us is," Bridenstine said.
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