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2014-09-11 04:22:54

A group of researchers from MIT has developed a new algorithm for gauging the rotation of objects in space using only visual information.

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2014-01-23 05:09:25

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.

Gaia Orbits Nothing
2014-01-15 13:51:10

The ESA's Gaia spacecraft made a final, modest adjustment yesterday afternoon to keep it on track for its orbit around nothing.

New Explorer Mission Chooses The 'Goldilocks Orbit'
2013-08-01 08:05:06

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.

Running On Fumes
2012-07-04 16:41:34

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.

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2011-05-30 07:35:26

A team of researchers from the Royal Institute and Observatory of the Navy (ROA) in Cádiz (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.

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2011-02-03 12:25:00

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.

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2010-08-02 09:20:00

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.

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2010-07-26 09:45:00

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.

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2009-02-20 07:20:00

Experts gathered in Vienna, Austria this week to discuss solutions to deal with vast amount of space junk that is clogging up the Earth’s orbit.


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