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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…

2 years ago

Let’s Clean up the Space Junk with Magnetic Space Tugs

A researcher working with the ESA has proposed creating a fleet of magnetic tugs to safely and effectively remove space…

3 years ago

What is Low Earth Orbit?

Low Earth Orbit (LEO) is a popular place. It is where the majority of space missions are sent, where all…

3 years ago

NASA Invests In Radical Game-Changing Concepts For Exploration

As part of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program, NASA recently announced 13 radical proposals for funding and development

4 years ago

How Do Astronauts Avoid Debris?

So, just how do we keep our space stations, ships and astronauts from being riddled with holes from all of…

5 years ago

European Satellite Dodged Space Debris Hours After Reaching Orbit

Yesterday, the European Space Agency disclosed a serious problem early in the Sentinel-1A mission, which lifted off April 3 on…

6 years ago

How We Will Retrieve Dead Satellites In The Future? Hint: It Likely Won’t Be Using Astronauts

I'll admit it: I'm too young to remember 1984. I wish I did, however, because it was a banner year…

6 years ago

The USAF’s ‘Space Fence’ Surveillance System: Another Victim of Sequestration

Times are getting tougher in the battle to track space debris. A key asset in the fight to follow and…

6 years ago

Space Debris: A Tale of Two Satellites

It’s sometimes tough being a satellite in Earth orbit these days. An interesting commentary came our way recently via NASA’s…

6 years ago

Experts Urge Removal of Space Debris From Orbit

Action is needed soon to remove the largest pieces of space debris from orbit before the amount of junk destroys…

7 years ago