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How many satellites orbiting earth? This many...

By Archean
Mar 3, 2014
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  1. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,968   +955

    So you're not going to tell us and we have to count them ourselves.......:confused: ?

    That's not very sporting, now is it?

    And you know how many times somebody would lose count in that mess.
     
  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 6,062   +77

    Still could be worse, imagine having to count googolplex number of objects orbiting earth (which may happen at some point in future) :'(

    /s
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2014
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,968   +955

    To quote Shakespeare, "oh death, where is thy sting".
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,387   +240

  5. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,527   +596

  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,469   +327

    And by the way; NASA has long lost track of about 50% of them! The active devices (eg: the payload of the launch) is easy to track as long as it is powered-up. But after that, it as well as the third stage booster that got the payload into orbit, become just space junk and very difficult to track.

    "Fearful things in the heavens"
     
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  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,968   +955

    Perhaps true but, with respect to space junk, "what goes up, must come down", is somewhat mitigated by, "and usually burns up in the process".

    So, call me foolhardy, but I'm not going to start wearing a crash helmet 24/7, as a "bold political /slash/ fashion statement", at least not just yet.
    If you listen to the multitudes, "God" is the most fearful thing in the heavens. We were made in, "his own image", you know.

    But alas, my stupid , heathen self, can't wrap the old noggin, around those concepts either....:oops:
     
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,968   +955

    You semantic little devil you. The moon is the only "satellite" orbiting the Earth.. All the rest are "artificial".
     
  9. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,527   +596

    :cool:
     


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