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Focus on growing threat of space debris

(Phys.org) —The continuing growth in space debris poses an increasing threat to economically vital orbital regions. Next week, hundreds of top experts from across the globe will meet at Europe's largest-ever ...

dateApr 19, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Removing orbital debris with less risk

Global Aerospace Corporation (GAC) announced today that the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is publishing an article entitled "Removing Orbital Debris With Less Risk" in the March/April ...

dateMar 22, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Space debris threatens ISS: report

The International Space Station is in danger of being hit by two pieces of debris from an old Russian satellite that had previously hit a US craft in 2009, a news report said on Wednesday.

dateSep 26, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Finding ET may require giant robotic leap

(Phys.org) -- Autonomous, self-replicating robots -- exobots -- are the way to explore the universe, find and identify extraterrestrial life and perhaps clean up space debris in the process, according to a Penn State engineer, ...

dateApr 18, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Debris from way out there

"Well, here it is," said aerospace engineer William Ailor as he paused next to the hulking metal shells arrayed along the plaza outside a visitor entrance at Aerospace Corp.'s El Segundo, Calif., headquarters.

dateJan 25, 2012 in Space Exploration
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