Every movement in space is done by mutual understanding between different countries and space companies. However, Elon Musk’s Starling satellites have been launched twice this year against the Chinese space station. The station was elevated to avoid major catastrophes due to the early detection of moons. China submitted a document to the UN Foreign Office earlier this month.
According to UN documents, China will complete five missile missions in 2021. The space station’s Tianhe core module Tianzho-2, Tianjou-3 cargo spacecraft, Shenzo-13 and Shenzhou-14 crude spacecraft were successfully launched into orbit. China’s space station orbits at an altitude of about 390 km at an inclination of about 41.5 degrees.
However, the Starling satellites launched by SpaceX on July 1 and October 21 are orbiting the Chinese space station. The document also states that the orbit of the conflict avoidance plant has been changed.
Huang Chicheng, a senior expert in space science and technology, told the Global Times that the Starling satellites launched by SpaceX always orbit at an altitude of 550 km. However, Huang said China could not rule out the possibility of testing its capabilities in space to accurately detect existing satellite threats.
Since April 19, 2020, the Starling-1095 satellite has been in stable orbit at an average altitude of 555 km. Between May 16 and June 24, 2021, the Starling-1095 satellite entered 382 km of continuous orbit. And then continued in that orbit. On July 1, 2021, the Starlink-1095 satellite orbited China’s space station.
On October 21, 2021, the Starling-2355 satellite landed near China’s space station. As the satellite was constantly changing its orbit, Chinese researchers could not understand anything exactly. Sudden changes in the orbits of the moons are difficult to predict. Therefore, the chances of the Starling-2105 satellite and space station colliding were high.
About 30,000 moons and other debris orbit the Earth. As a result, scientists are urging other countries to share data to reduce the risk of catastrophic space collisions. SpaceX alone has deployed about 1,900 satellites for the Starlink broadband network, and plans to launch many more. All this will be a big headache in the future.
English Summary: SpaceX satellites may be deliberate experiments colliding with Chinese space station