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Space Junk

Tiangong-1 Splashes Down in the Pacific Ocean

According to a statement made by the US Air Force, the reentry of the Tiangong-1 was confirmed over the Pacific…

2 years ago

Did You Know That a Satellite Crashes Back to Earth About Once a Week, on Average?

According to the ESA's Space Debris Office, about 100 tonnes of space debris enters our atmosphere every year on average.

2 years ago

A New Kind of Propulsion System That Doesn’t Need Propellant. It Converts Electricity into Thrust and Vice Versa.

Long aluminum tethers attached to satellites could revolutionize satellite propulsion systems, and help eliminate space junk.

2 years ago

China Has a Plan to Clean Up Space Junk with Lasers

A new study by a team of Chinese researchers considers whether a space-based laser station would be a good way…

2 years ago