Latest Space debris Stories
A mysterious object launched by Russia last Christmas is being tracked by western space agencies and other officials, and there are concerns that the probe could be part of a program to capture or destroy other satellites.
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.
PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov.
The International Space Station was threatened by space debris last week but ESA’s Automated Transfer Vehicle saved the day by firing its thrusters to push the orbital outpost and its six occupants out of harm’s way.
COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct.
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.
Starting next year, astronauts aboard the International Space Station will be able to work inside an inflatable module attached to the station’s Tranquility node.
A group of researchers from MIT has developed a new algorithm for gauging the rotation of objects in space using only visual information.
New Electro-Optical Tracking Site to Complement Radar Tracking Systems DENVER and CANBERRA, Australia, Aug.
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
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