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Latest United States Space Surveillance Network Stories

orbital debris
2014-09-23 02:00:56

Space surveillance is inherently challenging when compared to other tracking environments due to various reasons, not least of which is the long time gap between surveillance updates.

2014-06-03 16:20:52

MOORESTOWN, N.J., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S.

Air Force's 'Neighborhood Watch' Program Will Spy On Other Countries
2014-02-24 13:38:00

The Head of Air Force Space Command said at an Orlando meeting last week that the US will be launching a pair of satellites to keep tabs on other countries. This "neighborhood watch" program will also keep track of space debris in orbit.

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.

Threat Of Space Debris On Human Spacecraft
2013-09-28 08:25:22

More than 500,000 pieces of debris, or “space junk,” are tracked as they orbit the Earth. They all travel at speeds up to 17,500 mph, fast enough for a relatively small piece of orbital debris to damage a satellite or a spacecraft.

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2011-06-29 05:00:00

Space agency officials report that the International Space Station (ISS) had a close call on Tuesday with a piece of space debris.


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