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Asteroid as big as a bus could hit Earth later this century, ESA warns

We can predict the arrival of just one of these objects with pinpoint accuracy (Picture: Getty) An asteroid could be on a collision course with Earth, the European Space Agency has announced. Cosmologists on the continent keep a list of all the most dangerous space rocks – and they have just added an object called …

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More than 800 asteroids are at risk of hitting Earth in the next 100 years, ESA warns

The idea of a huge asteroid smashing into Earth may sound like the plot of a science-fiction blockbuster, but according to the European Space Agency (ESA) , it could soon become a reality. ESA estimates that there are currently 878 asteroids in the ‘risk list’ for hitting Earth. The space agency explained: “This ESA catalogue …

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ESA Satellite Avoids Potential Collision With SpaceX Starlink Internet Craft

A European Space Agency (ESA) satellite conducted a critical maneuver on Monday to ensure that it did not hit one of SpaceX’s Starlink internet crafts. On Sept. 2, the ESA’s Aeolus satellite elevated its orbit to safely pass over Starlink 44, an important internet satellite part of SpaceX’s “Starlink” megaconstellation, Space.com reported. ESA officials confirmed …

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ESA satellite re-routed in orbit to avoid collision with SpaceX’s Starlink constellation- Technology News, Firstpost

Agence France-PresseSep 04, 2019 09:25:58 IST On 3 September, the European Space Agency announced that it had altered the trajectory of one of its active, orbiting Earth-observation satellites to prevent what could have been a collision with a satellite operated by SpaceX. The satellite was part of SpaceX’s newly-launched Starlink constellation, a 12,000-strong planned constellation of internet broadband satellites offering hi-speed internet …

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Nasa and ESA join forces to save Earth from apocalypse asteroids

A view of the Hera mission’s spacecraft arriving at Didymos (Image: ESA) As much as we all go on about hating humanity, there’s little doubt we’re the best thing about Planet Earth. So it would be a dreadful shame if a whopping great space rocket smashed into our homeworld and send us into extinction. Luckily, …

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starlink satellite in near miss with ESA Aeolus spaceship

The European Space Agency’s Aeolus Earth observation satellite (Image: ESA) A European Space Agency satellite narrowly dodged a collision with the SpaceX Starlink ‘constellation’ today. ESA had to perform an emergency ‘collision avoidance manoeuvre’ to stop its Aeolus Earth observation craft from smashing into one of the SpaceX satellites. The two spaceships were on the other …

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