[FPSPACE] harbinger of Kessler? space junk takes out a bird

Nick Watkins nickwatkins62 at fastmail.com
Sat Dec 28 08:27:34 EST 2019


I seem to remember reading, decades ago, that the early Soviet planetary and lunar probes had also been pressurised. Was this in fact true ?
 
On Sat, 28 Dec 2019, at 12:15 AM, robot at ultimax.com wrote:
> 
> https://www.rtl-sdr.com/meteor-m-n2-2-has-failed-but-recovery-may-be-possible/
> 
> Assuming that the s/c was pressurized to about 1 atmosphere, that must 
> have been one heckuva hole to produce enough thrust for "sudden orbit 
> change".  Sounds like more than a "micrometeorite" to me.
> 
> I'm surprised that unmanned Russian technical s/c are still cooled this 
> way.  I understand why Soviet reconsats were ~60 years ago, b/c the 
> vehicle was derived from a manned craft, and early Soviet electronic 
> components generated a ton of heat.  But still?
> 
> RGK3
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