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  • How Many Satillites are up there?

    Serious question: What is the total number of satillites in orbit now? My wife and I were talking about that tonight, the internet don't reveal that number, but I say it must be in the hundreds...

    Who knows the number?


    Jim Burnes

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    The Teal survey says 600 - 610 as of Oct. 2001.
    http://www.spacedaily.com/news/satellite-biz-01t.html
    " Life's disappointments are harder to take when you don't know any swear words." - Calvin

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    • #3
      LOL I was not sure of the number but I can see it being that high if not higher. IF you watch the night sky you can hardly go with out seeing a slow moving light (satillite) going by once every few minutes. I am still waiting for someone to mis figure their launch schedule and hit a satillite on the way up. I think it is getting awfully crowded up there.

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      • #4
        Remember-there's one JUST TO WATCH Mike, so you may not need to count that one.

        It's co-owned by NASA, FBI, CIA, Texas Parole Department, ASPCA, and Handgun Control.



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        • #5
          LOL you better watch it dave your eyes may start to turn a different color.

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          • #6
            Mars has two, but they aren't as big as they seem in the movie 'Total recall'.

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            • #7
              Thats true...From what I can see from Tulsa, their about as big as the buttons on my shirt, so I don't think very much can be done with those moons.


              Nawwwww, really. Thanks for the count. I know that watching the nightsky from Fort Irwin, CA allows one to see a large number of objects moving across the sky...interesting.

              Jim Burnes

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              • #8
                If you want to see that satellite check out
                www.heavens-above.com

                You can use this to keep track of the Hubble and the ISS.

                Program in your location and it will tell you to the second when the satellite will pass over you. It even gives a sky chart to show you just where to look.

                It really wroks!

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                • #9
                  That's good Lone Ranger,

                  I made that site a fav, passed it onto my grandkids too.

                  But just idle thoughts...If there is that much metal and plastic in orbit, it really must be tricky to get people into orbit, to orbit safely and then get through it all again.

                  Thanks all for the input


                  Jim Burnes

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                  • #10
                    That's good Lone Ranger,

                    I made that site a fav, passed it onto my grandkids too.

                    But just idle thoughts...If there is that much metal and plastic in orbit, it really must be tricky to get people into orbit, to orbit safely and then get through it all again.

                    Thanks all for the input


                    Jim Burnes

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                    • #11
                      Man, I must be more drunk than I thought. Now I'm seeing double posts!

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