In reply to @esaoperations
While a miss distance of 63 metres might sound like a lot, remember our spacecraft is flying at an altitude of 708 km, and is itself travelling at 7,500 metres per second. At these speeds, we leave nothing to chance.
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was manoeuvred to increase its altitude, putting even more space between it and the rocket body. This is Cryosat's first #debrisavoidance manoeuvre of the year, but its one of an increasing number performed routinely by our teams at #MissionControl

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