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NASA sued for dumping battery packs from space!

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MT:

Gyro:
As I understand it, the issue in the video is that it is the International Space Station, therefore not just NASA.


Edit: As for who manufactured the batteries, and more importantly, who's decision it was to just dump them over the side however...

soldar:

--- Quote from: Gyro on June 24, 2024, 06:33:26 pm ---As I understand it, the issue in the video is that it is the International Space Station, therefore not just NASA.


Edit: As for who manufactured the batteries, and more importantly, who's decision it was to just dump them over the side however...

--- End quote ---

It is not from the ISS, it is from a NASA vehicle, as NASA has acknowledged.

mendip_discovery:
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2024/04/15/nasa-completes-analysis-of-recovered-space-object/


--- Quote ---In March 2021, NASA ground controllers used the International Space Station’s robotic arm to release a cargo pallet containing aging nickel hydride batteries from the space station following the delivery and installation of new lithium-ion batteries as part of power upgrades on the orbital outpost. The total mass of the hardware released from space station was about 5,800 pounds.

The hardware was expected to fully burn up during entry through Earth’s atmosphere on March 8, 2024. However, a piece of hardware survived re-entry and impacted a home in Naples, Florida. NASA collected the item in cooperation with the homeowner and analyzed the object at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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So from the ISS but instructed by NASA.


MT:
So NASA let a box of batteries circulating around the globe for 3 years!

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