So it is beginning to look like the Kessler Syndrome has been started,
[link to www.telegraph.co.uk] cut, Today an American spacecraft called the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite is expected to hit the Earth's surface, with a one in 3,200 chance it could hit someone.
However a second satellite is set to smash into Earth next month and the odds are even shorter that it could come down in a populated area.
The 2.4-ton Röntgensatellit, or ROSAT.... end cut,
In 2009 we had 2 satellites crash that scattered debris. [link to www.space.com]
cut, Texas?s KBTX News 10 station ... Last week, the defunct Russian military satellite Cosmos 2251 slammed into the active U.S. communications satellite Iridium 33 as they flew about 490 miles (790 km) above Siberia. The collision destroyed both satellites, creating two large clouds of debris made up of hundreds of individual pieces, some of which may remain in orbit for up to 10,000 years, Russian mission experts have said..... ...The Federal Aviation Administration has reported to local law enforcement that these events are being caused by falling satellite debris,? the announcement stated. ?These pieces of debris have been causing sonic booms ? resulting in the vibrations being felt by some residents ? as well as flashes of light across the sky.?
Is this the beginning of a cascade of falling Satellites?
The Kessler syndrome (also called the Kessler effect, collisional cascading or ablation cascade), proposed by NASA scientist Donald J. Kessler in 1978, is a scenario in which the density of objects in low Earth orbit (LEO) is high enough that collisions between objects could cause a cascade – each collision generating debris which increases the likelihood of further collisions. One implication is that the distribution of debris in orbit could render space exploration, and even the use of satellites, unfeasible for many generations. end cut.