SpaceX aces 100th rocket landing after Dragon cargo ship launch to space station The Dragon launch will deliver NASA supplies and Christmas gifts to the station this week.

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SpaceX satellites nearly collided with China's space station twice this year, sparking online criticism of Elon Musk's 'space junk' China issued a formal complaint to the United Nations over two near-collisions involving SpaceX's satellites and its Tiangong space station, launching a spate of Chinese criticism against Elon Musk's internet service company. The two incidents, on July 1 and October 21, involved satellites from SpaceX's Starlink Internet Services and the China Space Station. In the first incident, Starlink dropped from an orbiting altitude of around 555 km to 382 km from May 16 to June 24. According to a document posted on the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs website, the drop in altitude led to a "collision risk" between Starlink and the Tiangong space station on July 1. According to the UN notice, the Chinese space station conducted an "evasive maneuver" to "avoid a potential collision between the two spacecraft," according to the UN notice. The second incident, on October 21, also required that China's space station perform an "evasive maneuver" to avoid colliding with Starlink.

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SpaceX satellites nearly collided with China's space station twice this year, sparking online criticism of Elon Musk's 'space junk' China issued a formal complaint to the United Nations over two near-collisions involving SpaceX's satellites and its Tiangong space station, launching a spate of Chinese criticism against Elon Musk's internet service company. The two incidents, on July 1 and October 21, involved satellites from SpaceX's Starlink Internet Services and the China Space Station. In the first incident, Starlink dropped from an orbiting altitude of around 555 km to 382 km from May 16 to June 24. According to a document posted on the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs website, the drop in altitude led to a "collision risk" between Starlink and the Tiangong space station on July 1. According to the UN notice, the Chinese space station conducted an "evasive maneuver" to "avoid a potential collision between the two spacecraft," according to the UN notice. The second incident, on October 21, also required that China's space station perform an "evasive maneuver" to avoid colliding with Starlink.

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