Re: An Answer for Adam, Part II -- re: satellites (plus a

Mark Baker (
Wed, 29 Apr 1998 22:49:12 -0400

>"It depends on how you define satellite. One definition of the word
>is a body that orbits a larger body. If you take this as the definition of
>satellite the the answer to the question is millions! This includes actual
>spacecraft, and any man-made debris that has been made during the past 30
>of space exploration.

If you want to know what this crud looks like;

HITF is the Hypervelocity Impact Technology Facility. A friend of mine
works there, and gets to shoot pea sized things at very expensive
composites that he designs. Fun, wow. You should hear the stories about
what goes on with the pea shooter on weekends! 8-O


Mark Baker.               CTO, Beduin Communications Corp
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA