Earth Observation Mission News
South Korean satellite faces collision with space junk
03 January 2015
A South Korean geological monitoring satellite is on course to come within close hazardous proximity with space debris.
The South Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning specialists are preparing measures to avert a highly probable collision that could be fatal for the Science and Technology Satellite 3. They will try to change the spacecraft's altitude so that it will dodge the space junk.
US scientists were first to figure out the satellite's upcoming collision and raised the alarm, warning their South Korean colleagues on Friday, Arirang conveys.
Source: Sputnik News
Image credit: KARI - Artist's concept of STSat-3