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2 satellites almost collided above Earth

Summary by Ground News
NASA's TIMED spacecraft and the defunct Russian Cosmos 2221 came alarmingly close to smashing into each other above Earth. The near miss happened at approximately 1:30 a.m. ET Wednesday, as the two satellites brushed past each other some 378 miles (608 kilometers) above Earth, according to LeoLabs. The two satellites came within a mere 66 feet (20 meters) of each other. Such near-misses are rare, with only six events in the past two years.

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