space debris

According to Elon, Starship Could Chomp up Space Junk

Elon Musk recently suggested that the Starship could be configured to "chomp up" orbital debris.

5 months ago

Nooo! Canadarm2 Hit by a Piece of Space Debris

The International Space Station’s robotic arm, Canadarm2, was struck by a piece of space debris. But luckily, it appears to…

6 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…

6 months ago

Ground-Based Lasers Could Push Space Debris off Collision-Course Orbits

Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) are finding new uses for the laser-based technology that sharpens telescope imagery –…

8 months ago

Earth and the Moon Might Have Captured an Old Upper Stage Rocket

According to NASA, an object detected between the Earth and Moon could actually be the spent stage of a rocket…

1 year ago

Terrify yourself with LeoLabs’ visualization of satellites and space debris around Earth

Founded in 2016, Menlo Park, California-based LeoLabs, is a mind-blowing company. They have built, and continue to expand, a network…

1 year ago

First Laser Space Debris Detection Made… in Daylight

A new technique may prove to be a powerful tool in the battle to mitigate space debris.

1 year ago

An Upcoming ESA Mission is Going to Remove one Piece of Space Junk From Orbit

A specialized spacecraft will be sent to orbit by the ESA in 2025 to remove a piece of space debris,…

2 years ago

Can We Use Special Sails To Bring Old Satellites Back Down To Earth?

The growing problem of space debris in LEO (Low-Earth Orbit) is garnering more and more attention. With thousands of satellites…

2 years ago

Satellites Equipped With a Tether Would be Able to De-Orbit Themselves at the end of Their Life

A new technology that allows satellites to de-orbit themselves at the end of their lives could help mitigate the problem…

2 years ago