News tagged with space surveillance

Space debris a growing problem

A scare triggered by orbital debris that on Tuesday came within a couple of hundred metres (yards) of the International Space Station (ISS) sheds light on an acutely worsening problem. ...

dateJun 28, 2011 in Space Exploration
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European space scout

The growing quantity of space debris is a serious threat to satellites and other spacecraft, which risk being damaged or even destroyed. A new European space surveillance system is being developed to ward ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Space Exploration
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UK technology scans the skies for space hazards

UK space surveillance technology is being used in ESA's first co-ordinated space tracking campaign – part of a larger programme to provide up to date and accurate information on space hazards in Earth's orbit. These ...

dateMar 07, 2011 in Engineering
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