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Why Do Satellites Not Collide In Space?
12 March 2019, 13:01 | Updated: 12 March 2019, 14:36
Is there a system to stop space collisions?
Mystery Hour Question
Why do satellites not collide in space?
Name: Gary, Portsmouth
Qualifications: Worked for first commercial satellite operation in the UK
Answer: An intergovernmental organisationcalled IntelSat decides where all satellites are placed. As satellites must be placed in a certain place in the atmosphere in order to reach a certain place on Earth, it also depends on worldwide demand for that atmospheric space.