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(Space.com)   China and Russia thought the movie "Gravity" was an instruction manual. 10% chance of collision tonight   (space.com) divider line
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4 days ago  
LeoLabs' latest has the collision probability down to 3.8%:
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4 days ago  
Goggles on, folks.
 
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4 days ago  
I expected this to be another case where they had pieces get within the tolerance for being worried but chances are it'd be nothing. However, this appears to be an estimated 12m ±12m encounter. And they're going 15 km/s relative to each other. CERN scientists are jealous.
 
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The miss distance is smaller then the size of the objects.  So it s going to be really close
 
4 days ago  

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1 sigma uncertainty. Yeah, about that...
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
no boom today

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awwwwww
 
4 days ago  
https://twitter.com/LeoLabs_Space/sta​t​us/1316919600160903168?s=19

No indication of collision. 👍
CZ-4C R/B passed over LeoLabs Kiwi Space Radar 10 minutes after TCA. Our data shows only a single object as we'd hoped, with no signs of debris.
We will follow up in the coming days on Medium with a full in-depth risk assessment of this event!


Goggles off.
 
4 days ago  

kkinnison: no boom today

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awwwwww


Phew. Just heard about this. Scary stuff.
 
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