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Starlink Will Ultimately Account for '90%' of Orbital Near Misses


(19 Aug 2021) "Starlink satellites will ultimately be involved in 9 in 10 near misses between spacecraft that are orbiting Earth, a scientist and space debris expert has predicted. Once the 'megaconstellation' of Starlink satellites has reached its intended size of 12,000, it will be responsible for 90% of these close encounters, research by Hugh Lewis, of the University of Southampton, published by Space.com, suggests." (Business Insider)

Reference: Business Insider

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