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2014-11-06 12:21:53

UMD workshop gathers participants from across NASA, industry, academe and beyond to discuss orbital debris challenges impacting the future of space activities. COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov.

Suomi NPP satellite
2014-10-24 04:19:20

As seen in the Academy Award-winning film Gravity, debris in orbit around Earth is a serious hazard for astronauts and spacecraft operating high above our planet.

asteroid visitor
2014-09-04 09:04:03

A small asteroid, designated 2014 RC, will safely pass very close to Earth on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. At the time of closest approach, based on current calculations to be about 2:18 p.m. EDT (11:18 a.m. PDT / 18:18 UTC), the asteroid will be roughly over New Zealand.

2014-08-21 08:22:04

First Academically-led Orbital Debris Research Center will lead workshop to connect academe, industry and government to address critical issues in orbital debris policy, management and mitigation. COLLEGE

Harpoons May Be Used By ESA To Clear Earth's Orbit Of Space Junk
2014-06-24 10:53:21

The European Space Agency (ESA) is embarking on an age old practice of using harpoons for the future goal of clearing orbits of tumbling satellites and other hazardous space junk.

2014-05-22 12:21:39

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of the agency's Asteroid Grand Challenge, NASA is partnering with private internet technology company Slooh to engage citizen scientists

2014-05-21 08:21:55

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)

No Real-World Solutions Met During Special Meeting On Space Debris
2014-05-12 08:34:59

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

Space Debris Threat From Envisat Explored By University Of Leicester Students
2014-02-20 07:32:18

A new paper from physics students at the University of Leicester explores the possibility that an observational satellite that lost contact with Earth in 2012 could be the catalyst that sets off a chain of events much like those depicted in the Academy Award-nominated film Gravity.

Soviet-era Spy Satellite Burns Up Harmlessly In Earth's Atmosphere
2014-02-17 05:57:42

Fragments of a Soviet-era spy satellite, which was expected to crash back on Earth, had instead burned up on reentry into the atmosphere on Sunday.


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