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

Chris Jones clj at panix.com
Sat Dec 28 09:03:23 EST 2019


On 12/28/19 8:27 AM, Nick Watkins wrote:
> I seem to remember reading, decades ago, that the early Soviet 
> planetary and lunar probes had also been pressurised. Was this in 
> fact true ?

Yes, and not only planetary and lunar probes; pretty much all satellites
were pressurized, often not to 1 atm and sometimes with nitrogen rather
than air.  Looking at more recent launches, it appears that a good
number still are.


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