space debris

tech-science

Watch Scientists Torch a Satellite to Help Protect People From Space Debris

Burning up satellite parts in laboratories could help reduce the amount of space debris that impacts Earth.
Becky Ferreira
8 hours ago
Space Junk

A Defunct Soviet Venus Probe Will Crash Into Earth After Decades in Orbit

Skywatchers say Kosmos 482, which was designed to withstand the harsh environment of Venus, will likely land on Earth intact.
Becky Ferreira
2.26.19
Space

Scientists Want to Monitor Space Debris from Warming Russian Arctic

A MIPT team is building prototype observatories over the coming weeks in Amderma, Nenets Autonomous Region.
Becky Ferreira
11.19.18
Motherboard

Watch This Net Capture Orbital Space Debris for the First Time in History

Not only does the net look cool as hell, it’s addressing a major problem for the future of space exploration.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.19.18
major laser

Researchers Examined the Feasibility of Cleaning Orbital Junk With a Space-Based Laser Station

For safer space exploration in the future.
Rebecca Flowers
1.18.18
Gravity IRL

Orbital Graveyards Filled With Spacecraft Corpses Threaten Future Missions

On Tuesday, the European Conference on Space Debris kicked off with sobering short about orbital junk.
Becky Ferreira
4.18.17
nasa

This Asteroid Is Small Enough to Ride Like a Space Pony

Or is it a meteoroid? Depends who you ask.
Becky Ferreira
12.2.16
Space

A Tiny Space Particle Smooshed into a European Satellite

This is what happens when something a few millimetres in size smashes into a satellite at a velocity over 40,000 km/h.
Victoria Turk
8.31.16
Canada

This Canadian Helped Humanity Fly To Pluto

Frédéric Pelletier navigated the spacecraft from Quebec City.
Elizabeth Howell
7.1.16
Space

How the UN’s Top Outer Space Boss Will Fight Space Debris

Asteroids, space weather, flying junk: David Kendall has his work cut out for him.
Elizabeth Howell
6.30.16
japan

This Satellite Uses Special Glue to Stick to Space Debris Like Flypaper

Astroscale is aiming to create two types of satellites to detect and destroy space debris.
Emiko Jozuka
5.2.16
News

The ISS Is Getting a New Camera to Check Itself for Space Debris Damage

The $1.7-million vision system will launch in 2020, and is 'roughly the size of a microwave oven.'
Matthew Braga
1.7.16
0103