AGI web page on Iridium 33 and Cosmos 2251 Satellite Collision

Ralph Wallio, W0RPK W0RPK at
Tue Mar 10 13:33:54 CDT 2009

On February 10 at approximately 1656 GMT, the Iridium 33 and Cosmos 2251 communications satellites
collided over northern Siberia. The impact between the Iridium Satellite LLC-owned satellite and the
16-year-old satellite launched by the Russian government occurred at a closing speed of well over
15,000 mph at approximately 490 miles above the face of the Earth. The low-earth orbit (LEO)
location of the collision contains many other active satellites that could be at risk from the
resulting orbital debris.

The following videos, interactive 3D Viewer files, 3D models, and high-resolution images are
available to better understand this event:

TNX es 73 de Ralph Wallio, WØRPK
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