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How Do You Catch A Satellite?
2014-02-21 10:50:46

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.

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.

space debris
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.

Space Droids Battle To Save Our Planet
2014-01-21 11:52:05

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.

Using Talk Radio To Track Space Debris
2013-12-02 12:42:54

Astronomers are using pop songs, talk radio and the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) to help prevent catastrophic space junk collisions.

Protecting Earth From Asteroids Using Stardust
2013-11-18 17:41:17

A new research program is bringing experts together to help protect our planet from asteroids that could become catastrophes.

No Damages Reported As GOCE Satellite Falls Back To Earth
2013-11-11 07:39:22

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.

GOCE Mission Comes To An End
2013-10-22 13:11:50

The ESA announced on Monday its Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer mission has come to an end.


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