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ESA to host workshop aimed at cleaning up low-Earth orbit

Key orbits frequented by GPS and communications satellites are becoming more and more hazardous, as man-made debris presents an increasingly palpable …

There are 300,000 pieces of garbage orbiting earth, and it's a big problem

Right now, there are more than 300,000 pieces of debris larger than a centimeter in diameter orbiting Earth.<p>They range from tiny shards of metal to deactivated, decades-old satellites. Most are shrapnel from discarded rocket stages that have exploded after use, or satellites that have collided. …

Averting Space Doom: Solving the Orbital Junk Problem

Protection<p><b>What: Tracking systems and collision avoidance</b><p><b>How:</b> The U.S. Air Force is replacing its current tracking system with one that Lockheed …

Fireball Seen Across Western US Likely Chinese Rocket Debris, Not Meteor, NASA Says

A fireball was seen streaking across the skies above the western U.S. on Monday, leaving some wondering what it was. According to NASA’s Orbital …

An American Military Satellite Has Exploded In Space, Creating Potentially Dangerous Space Junk [Breaking]

An American satellite under the Navy’s jurisdiction experienced a “catastrophic” explosion today and now, is a whole bunch of space junk hurtling at …