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2012 DA14 poses no threat to satellites

By: jpoley
Earlier this week, the Space Data Association issued a press release indicating that asteroid 2012 DA14 does not pose any risk to satellites in Earth orbit. Dr. T.S. Kelso, Space Data Center Operations Manager, says, "In fact, of all the ways for an asteroid to pass between Earth and the geostationary belt, we are fortunate that DA14 will follow one of the safest possible routes."
Green: GEO SDA members (Earth-fixed orbits) Orange: LEO/MEO SDA members (ECI orbits) Blue: GPS Pink: GLONASS You can see our animation and WebGL based interactive demo here. AGI designed and operates the Space Data Center, SDA’s automated space situational awareness system.
Posted: 2/15/2013 6:32:30 PM