20/02/2009 4:00 pm
In 1996, the ESA-funded Geostationary Orbit Impact Detector (GORID) experiment was launched into GEO on the Russian Ekspress2 satellite on 26 September 1996. The first impacts were detected on 3 November 1996. During five years of operation, an average of 2.4 impacts/day were detected, with peak counts of 50 per day.
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