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Elon Musks Starlink satellite nearly crashed into European probe

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London: The European Space Agency (ESA) has somehow averted a cosmic crash by protecting one of its satellites from colliding with a SpaceX satellite part of Elon Musk’s mega “Starlink” constellation. In a series of tweets, ESA informed that it had to perform an emergency ‘collision avoidance manoeuvre’ to stop its Aeolus Earth observation probe from smashing into one of the SpaceX Starlink satellites. The two spaceships were on the other side of Earth from one another when ESA operators realised that a cosmic crash was possible, reports Metro. Musk intends to put 12,000 satellites into the Earth’s orbit so they can provide cheap Internet to areas of the planet where broadband is rare, spotty or non-existent – a move met with criticism that there would be too much space junk in Earth’s orbit. (IANS)

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