Latest United States Space Surveillance Network Stories
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.
MOORESTOWN, N.J., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S.
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.
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.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan.
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.
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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