by Douglas Messier
The U.S. had denied claims that a pair of SpaceX Starlink satellites came close to hitting the Chinese space station last year.
“Because the activities did not meet the threshold of established emergency collision criteria, emergency notifications were not warranted in either case,” the U.S. said is a note verbale sent to the United Nations. “If there had been a significant probability of collision involving the China Space Station, the United States would have provided a close approach notification directly to the designated Chinese point of contact.(more…)