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In a first, ESA satellite maneuvered to avoid collision with SpaceX constellation

Nabanita Dutta

News Editor

For the first time in history, the European Space Agency was forced to maneuver its satellite in order to prevent it from crashing into a constellation of SpaceX satellites. The agency posted a series of tweets explaining how it had to calculate the risk that its Aeolus satellite had of crashing into SpaceX's Starlink constellation. ESA also said it was a rare incident to perform such emergency procedures.