Latest Earth orbits Stories
A group of researchers from MIT has developed a new algorithm for gauging the rotation of objects in space using only visual information.
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.
The ESA's Gaia spacecraft made a final, modest adjustment yesterday afternoon to keep it on track for its orbit around nothing.
Principal Investigator George Ricker likes to call it the "Goldilocks orbit" -- it’s not too close to Earth and her Moon, and it's not too far. In fact, it's just right.
When you consider the cost of launching a satellite, it’s small wonder that ESA is looking to keep them working as long as possible.
A team of researchers from the Royal Institute and Observatory of the Navy (ROA) in CÃ¡diz (Spain) has developed a method to track the movement of geostationary objects using the position of the stars, which could help to monitor space debris.
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.
When American space pioneer, Dr Robert L Forward, proposed in 1984 a way of greatly improving satellite telecommunications using a new family of orbits, some claimed it was impossible.
Experts gathered in Vienna, Austria this week to discuss solutions to deal with vast amount of space junk that is clogging up the Earthâ€™s orbit.
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