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WorldView-2 Earth Imaging Satellite involved in space debris event

20 July 2016

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The WorldView-2 satellite in operation by DigitalGlobe was involved in a "debris-causing" event on Tuesday, liberating at least eight pieces of unknown size, the Joint Space Operations Center reported.

A few hours later, DigitalGlobe shared a satellite image of Oakland, California, taken by WorldView-2 at 21:34 UTC on Tuesday, after the debris event had taken place – reaffirming that the operation of the spacecraft has not been impacted.

DigitalGlobe has begun an investigation into what happened to the satellite.

Source: Spaceflight101

Image credit: Ball Aerospace - WorldView-2

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