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SpaceX’s domination of low Earth orbit increases collision risk says expert

Trendly News | 28/03/2021 10:09 PM | Click to read full article

While SpaceX is happily putting satellites into orbit, some experts fear that it’s crowding low Earth orbit too much and increasing the collision risk between satellites and debris. SpaceX equips its Starlink satellites with an ion drive specifically to avoid collisions.

However, some fear that communications or operations of the satellite could fail in orbit. creating a hazard to other traffic in space.