Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Space Junk funk ... Space Station under attack... Again.

Looks like another collision is possible (last report: Feb 12).

It appears that "tactical" efforts will not alone be sufficient going forward. For now, it will work. Tomorrow who knows.

What does NASA have in mind?
Will new NASA Space Defense weapons be devised / accelerated to shoot down the possibility of collision with multiple pieces of junk in space? What kind of weapon would this be? Photon? Gas? Particle? Laser? Nuclear?

It appears that the frequency of collision with such "high velocity" debris will only increase.