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New Center to Address Critical Threats to Orbiting Satellites and Other Space Activities COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland (UMD)
Space debris, or space junk, is a pressing problem for humanity both in space and on the ground. The problem is so relevant that a recent movie starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney has not only featured a devastating encounter in space
Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California have developed and tested a series of ground-based mini-satellites that will be used to help control traffic in space.
ESA’s new Clean Space initiative is developing methods of preserving near-Earth space – and the terrestrial environment, too.
A Pentagon report warned that space is so littered with debris that a collision between satellites could set off an "uncontrolled chain reaction" capable of destroying the communications network on Earth.
Global Aerospace Corporation (GAC) announced recently that Dr Kristin L Gates will present a paper on de-orbiting space junk at the August 2 Artificial and Natural Space Debris session of the AIAA Astrodynamics Specialists Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The major powers of the world are being called upon to clean up space â€œlitterâ€ that is becoming increasingly dangerous for spacecraft.
Two satellites collided in orbit on Tuesday, prompting NASA to announce it to be the first collision of its kind in space.
There is a lot of junk orbiting the Earth and the problem will worsen unless there are changes in how spacecraft operators operate. But it is not all doom and gloom. The first steps toward a comprehensive solution are already well underway including a European code of conduct for space debris mitigation.
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