Crowded Skies: Russian satellite collides with Chinese space junk
Russian satellite BLITS has been hit by the debris of Chinese Fengyun 1C satellite, which is likely to have damaged the Russian spacecraft, SPACE.com reports citing an analysis by the Center for Space Standards & Innovation (CSSI) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The analysis by Russian scientists found that the orbital change on the BLITS satellite occurred yet on January 22, 2012. It is not immediately clear if the satellite is merely wounded or completely incapacitated. The Russian space object is 7.5kg, while the weight of the piece that struck it may only be around 0.08 grams.