Latest Space debris Stories
Swiss scientists said they are planning to launch a satellite specifically designed to help get rid of space junk. The "janitor satellite" will cost $11-million and is being built by the Swiss Space Center at EPFL.
Russian officials said on Monday that they still could not say for certain where the Phobos-Grunt space probe landed upon its return to Earth, despite reports over the weekend that it had landed in the Pacific Ocean.
International Space Station crew members are set to maneuver the space lab out of the way of an orbiting piece of space debris left over from a 2009 collision of two satellites.
The Russian probe that was to explore Mars' moon Phobos before becoming stranded in orbit is expected to fall back to Earth sometime next week.
Namibian authorities have recently announced the discovery of a large metallic ball which they say fell from the sky and landed in the country’s remote northern grasslands in mid-November.
After spending more than 240 days "sailing" around the Earth, NASA's NanoSail-D -- a nanosatellite that deployed NASA's first-ever solar sail in low-Earth orbit -- has successfully completed its Earth orbiting mission.
Flight Director Brian Smith called off planning to shelter the Expedition 30 crew in their Soyuz spacecraft after flight controllers evaluated tracking data on the Fengyun 1C satellite debris and concluded it poses no threat to the International Space Station.
Orbiting solar power plants that harness the sun’s energy from space and beam it to Earth could be economically viable within three decades based on technologies currently being tested.
The London Institute of Space Policy and Law director said recently that the cost of insuring spacecraft in Earth's orbit is likely to rise.
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