So there’s this story today about a US satellite and a Russian Satellite colliding.
US and Russian officials yesterday confirmed that the satellites – an Iridium communications spacecraft and a Russian Kosmos-2251 military satellite – collided at about noon GMT on Tuesday. The first known example of a satellite collision in space occurred about 800km above Siberia in the lower earth atmosphere.
Now it’s since come out that the Russian Satellite had been decommissioned, but it gave me an idea for a story seed:
“The U.S. finds out that the Russians (who are starting to no longer be our friends) are using this satellite for some nefarious purpose. Rather than risk open war, they program a U.S. commercial satellite to “accidentally crash” into the Russian Satellite.”
Definitely something that could be used in a pen-and-paper RPG to start off a story, if not something for a video game.
Every so often true life stories make me wonder what would be going on if I were just some average civilian (like I am), but we were all in a James Bond film.
Do you ever get the sense that you’re in someone else’s movie? Maybe I just think too much.