Latest Space debris Stories
Standard space dockings are difficult enough, but a future ESA mission plans to capture derelict satellites adrift in orbit. Part of an effort to control space debris, the shopping list of new technologies this ambitious mission requires is set for discussion with industry experts.
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.
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.
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.
A comet heading towards Earth threatens humanity’s existence – that was the virtual scenario of this year’s Zero Robotics tournament. Secondary-school students from across Europe controlled miniature satellites on the International Space Station in a competition to save our planet.
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Astronomers are using pop songs, talk radio and the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) to help prevent catastrophic space junk collisions.
A new research program is bringing experts together to help protect our planet from asteroids that could become catastrophes.
A defunct satellite that had been mapping the Earth’s gravitational field fell back to Earth at approximately 7pm ET Sunday (01:00 CET Monday), the European Space Agency (ESA) has confirmed.
The ESA announced on Monday its Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer mission has come to an end.
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