By B.N. Frank
Space junk warnings are NOT new. Despite warnings, opposition and accidents, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continues to approve tens of thousands of satellites and similar vehicles to provide internet coverage – including 5G – from space (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13).
The White House has issued a directive that requires manufacturers to better monitor and safeguard these vehicles. Regardless – more vehicles launched = more dangerous space junk.
NASA admin warns ISS space junk problem is getting worse after 3 near collisions
The ISS used the thrusters of a cargo ship that was docked to the station along with NASA and Russian flight controllers working in tandem in order to avoid colliding with an unknown piece of debris, NASA said. The debris was expected to come within a mile of the station on Tuesday at approximately 6:21 p.m. ET, according to NASA.
There have been three “high concern potential conjunctions” with space debris in the last two weeks alone, and the ISS has had to maneuver three times to avoid debris this year, NASA said.
Low Earth orbit is an orbital space junk yard, according to NASA. There are millions of pieces of matter flying around, and it ranges from pieces of space craft to parts of rockets and satellites that are out of commission.
The three Expedition 63 crew members aboard the ISS were directed to the Russian segment of the station as “part of the safe haven procedure out of an abundance of caution,” NASA said.
The International Space Station (ISS) narrowly avoided a collision with space debris for the third time this year.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is supposed to protect the public from the telecom industry. They have a long history of doing the exact opposite. Lawsuits have been filed against the agency for NOT protecting Americans from unsafe levels of radiation as well as 5G deployment on the ground (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and in space.
Activist Post reports regularly about unsafe technology. For more information, visit our archives and the following websites:
- 5G Space Appeal
- Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
- EMF Scientist
- Environmental Health Trust
- Physicians for Safe Technology
- Stop 5G International
- Wireless Information Network
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