SpaceX Missed Some Urgent Emails About a Satellite Standoff

Marina Koren
SpaceX Missed Some Urgent Emails About a Satellite Standoff

According to the latest numbers, there are nearly 2,000 working satellites circling Earth right now. A satellite can find itself on a dangerous collision course with another object—usually a piece of space junk, sometimes another satellite. This is the scenario that played out between the European Space Agency and SpaceX earlier this month, on the Labor Day holiday in the United States.