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Posted by Phillip Martin on December 9, 2001 00:45:05 UTC

I can understand how parts that get blown off during an explosion of some sort can destroy a satellite, but if something just happens to fall off wouldn't it stay at the same orbit at the same speed? If that last sentence is true, then objects in orbit would be going at the same speed(or close to it) as the satellite that it hits, if it hit one. If they hit at roughly the same velocity there would be little effect on the larger satellite.
Which brings me to a question. Is my second sentence true? If not so, why not?

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