On March 29, 2012, NASA scientists learned that the space agency's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope was headed for a potential conjunction (close approach) with Cosmos 1805, a defunct Russian satellite from the Cold War era. According to a news release from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the tale of how Fermi avoided a potential space disaster reveals an interesting component of supervising a space mission: orbital traffic control... To continue reading, subscribe to The Space Reporter today.
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