Space Debris Office

What Would a Sustainable Space Environment Look Like?

A new study paints a dire picture about Earth's orbital debris environment and highlights the need for mitigation strategies

9 months ago

A Solution to Space Junk: Satellites Made of Mushrooms?

According "cyber farmer" Max Justice, a solution to the growing problem of space junk and toxic chemicals could come in…

2 years ago

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…

5 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.

5 years ago

Here’s How to Follow the De-Orbit of Tiangong-1, now Estimated to Happen Between March 30 and April 2

All across the world, space agencies and satellite trackers are predicting that China's Tiangong-1 space station will enter Earth's atmosphere…

5 years ago

Spacecraft Shields Will Need to be Tough. Here’s an Aluminum Bullet Shattering a Shield at 7 km/s

A team of ESA researchers recently tested a new type of shielding by firing an aluminum bullet at it and…

5 years ago

In mid-March, the Chinese Tiangong-1 Space Station is Going to Come Crashing Back Down to Earth… Somewhere

According to the latest predictions, China's Tiangong-1 space station is going to come crashing to Earth in March - but…

5 years ago

Eye Opening Numbers On Space Debris

The latest numbers released by the ESA's Space Debris Office indicate that the cloud of orbital debris is getting worse.

6 years ago