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It was reported earlier this year that a significant solar explosion destroyed 38 of Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites. Tens of billions of dollars were lost as a result of the catastrophe at SpaceX.
According to experts, 38 Starlink satellites fell at tens of thousands of kilometers per hour before exploding. Despite this, no one on the ground was in danger from the satellites, which weigh around 260 kg.
At the time, SpaceX stated in a statement, “Satellites that have left the orbit have a 0% chance of colliding with other satellites and are destroyed by design on atmospheric reentry, meaning no satellite fragments touch the earth.”
However, SpaceX has more than 3,000 satellites orbiting the Earth and intends to launch thousands more.
For example, 34 Starlink satellites were sent into orbit on September 10 by Musk’s company using a Falcon 9 launch from the Kennedy Space Center. We hope such accidents don’t repeat again.