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    1. Defunct Soviet satellite and Chinese rocket body have 1-20% risk of colliding in Low Earth Polar orbit over Antarctica

      @LeoLabs, Inc.: We are monitoring a very high risk conjunction between two large defunct objects in LEO. Multiple data points show miss distance <25m and Pc between 1% and 20%. Combined mass of both objects is ~2,800kg.Object 1: 19826Object 2: 36123TCA: Oct 16 00:56UTCEvent altitude: 991km pic.twitter.com/6yWDx7bziw

      19 votes
    2. I may qualify for beta testing SpaceX Starlink

      Yesterday, I just happened upon a recent YouTube video of the launch of SpaceX Starlink satellites. At the time, I didn't know what all of this was about so I Googled it and found their website....

      Yesterday, I just happened upon a recent YouTube video of the launch of SpaceX Starlink satellites.

      At the time, I didn't know what all of this was about so I Googled it and found their website.

      Turns out that they will be rolling this out in the northern US and Canada first. So, I entered my email and service address to see what's what.

      I got an email response that they will begin with beta testing later this year and I could be one of these people qualified to do so.

      10 votes