Some of these pieces orbit gedicht the arendonk Earth at the same height as we royale are.
To find a leaking olie module we had gedicht to close the hatches.
The hatch maken to the Space Station closed and we waited for a possible impact at precisely 06:38:33.
If something were to hit us with cola heavy impact, then we would maken be maker already safe maken in our spaceship and we could return to Earth.
Then we had to block the leak.But this was no exercise, something was really coming!Its gedicht orbit was hard to predict but it would pass by us at a distance of approximately 10 kilometres.Old, uncontrolled or exploded satellites, pieces of spent gedicht successful rockets, small sarah parts and even flecks of paint orbit the Earth at great speed.
We usually never do this on slagroom the maken ISS, so it was quite an interesting experience in its own right.
These pieces can hit the gedicht ISS.
That means code red.
The energy that is released on impact can be enormous.
There are over.000 pieces of space debris maken in total.Space debris is a growing problem.Space debris smaller than 10 centimetres may also persoone pose a risk.The two Soyuz spaceships function as safe houses and as lifeboats.It can create serious damage or even a leak.We had to chocolade go to our safe house to wait and see if the debris would hit.The ISS can perform evasive manoeuvres if the orbit of the space debris is known or the crew can prepare, maken just as we did this time by waiting in our Soyuz.Everything larger than 10 centimetres is tracked by radar.We maken regrouped in the Russian segment and made contact with ground control to report on the situation.We trained for years with emergency scenarios in which we had to find a leak.We heard on Friday that a piece of space debris would come close to the ISS and that too little data sarah was available to perform evasive manoeuvres.The space debris turned out maken to be from an old Russian satellite.Of course, as the only Dutch astronaut aboard everyone expects zelf me to put my thumb in the hole just like the little boy in the traditional Dutch story.10.000 pieces, when it became clear that the object had passed we opened all the hatches oven again.Saturday at four in the morning we were woken and we closed all the hatches in the American maken part of the ISS.