SpaceX is investigating why its Starlink operations center failed to notice warnings of an increased risk of a collision between one of its low Earth orbiting websats and the European Space Agency (ESA) Aeolus weather satellite, the company said Sept. 3, a day after ESA took unilateral action to maneuver Aeolus out of the way. ESA’s satellite operations office noticed a potential close approach between Aeolus, a wind-monitoring satellite launched in August 2018, and one of the 60 ...

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