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Asteroid grazes path of satellites in geostationary ring

Written by  Wednesday, 29 April 2020 15:30
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2020 HS7 observed by the Tautenburg Observatory on 28 April 2020

A reasonably small 4-8 m asteroid recently flew by Earth, passing close to satellites orbiting in the geostationary ring at a distance of about 42 735 km from Earth’s centre and only about 1200 km from the nearest satellite.

ESA Near-Earth Object Coordination Centre

ESA Near-Earth Object Coordination Centre

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