Moriba Jah, a leading astrodynamicist at the University of Texas at Austin, talks to Motherboard about how to mitigate the risks of space debris.
As orbit gets more cluttered, it’s more important than ever to fine-tune predictions of collisions between space junk and uncontrolled reentries to Earth.
A pressure vessel from the company’s Falcon 9 rocket slammed into a private farm in Grant County, Washington, say local police.
The General Catalog of Artificial Space Objects is the most complete catalog of satellites, spacecraft, debris, space organizations, and launches, ever compiled. Its creator, astronomer Jonathan McDowell, put it online for anyone to use, for free.
DirecTV has one month to vent some of the satellite's fuel and move it to a safe orbit.
ClearSpace-1 will use a "Pac-Man system" to capture an abandoned rocket part, which may lead to a new market for commercial services in orbit.
A meteor? Space junk? Nobody knows, but officials investigated whether the mysterious object, or objects, started several fires.
Burning up satellite parts in laboratories could help reduce the amount of space debris that impacts Earth.
Skywatchers say Kosmos 482, which was designed to withstand the harsh environment of Venus, will likely land on Earth intact.
A MIPT team is building prototype observatories over the coming weeks in Amderma, Nenets Autonomous Region.
Not only does the net look cool as hell, it’s addressing a major problem for the future of space exploration.