NASA narrowly avoids collision with Russian satellite, focuses on sustainability

SpaceNews May 10, 2024, 04:00 PM UTC

Summary: NASA's TIMED spacecraft narrowly avoided a collision with a defunct Russian satellite, Cosmos 2221, passing within 10 meters. LeoLabs estimated an 8% chance of collision, potentially creating 2,500-7,500 fragments. NASA's new Space Sustainability Strategy focuses on defining the problem before proposing solutions. The agency requested $41.2 million for space sustainability in the FY2025 budget. NASA aims to develop a framework to address orbital debris and collisions.

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