News tagged with space junk

Setting a satellite to catch a satellite

The target is set: a large derelict satellite currently silently tumbling its way through low orbit. If all goes to plan, in 2023 it will vanish – and efforts against space debris will have made a giant leap forward.

dateJul 08, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Zapping away space junk

Planet Earth is surrounded. Thousands of tons of dangerous space debris circle in low orbit, threatening serious damage, even death, if any were to strike the International Space Station. A proposal by a research team that ...

dateApr 27, 2015 in Space Exploration
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