International Space Station, Space Junk
28 Jun , 2018 by Matt Williams
The RemoveDebris satellite, a spacecraft designed to remove junk from orbit, recently deployed from the ISS to begin demonstrating its capabilities.
esa, Space Junk
3 Apr , 2018 by Matt Williams
According to the ESA’s Space Debris Office, about 100 tonnes of space debris enters our atmosphere every year on average.
23 Feb , 2018 by Matt Williams
A team of ESA researchers recently tested a new type of shielding by firing an aluminum bullet at it and filming the results.
Satellites, Science, Space Junk
22 Jan , 2018 by Evan Gough
Long aluminum tethers attached to satellites could revolutionize satellite propulsion systems, and help eliminate space junk.
China, Space Junk
16 Jan , 2018 by Matt Williams
A new study by a team of Chinese researchers considers whether a space-based laser station would be a good way to remove space junk
6 Dec , 2017 by Matt Williams
The Space Debris Sensor (SDS) aboard the International Space Station is allowing scientists to characterize the orbital debris environment
21 Jun , 2017 by Matt Williams
A researcher working with the ESA has proposed creating a fleet of magnetic tugs to safely and effectively remove space debris from orbit.
5 May , 2017 by Matt Williams
At a Senate hearing, SpaceX laid out its vision to provide global access to broadband internet with a “constellation of satellites”.
Astronomy, Earth, News
20 Mar , 2017 by Matt Williams
The latest numbers released by the ESA’s Space Debris Office indicate that the cloud of orbital debris is getting worse.
Astronomy, International Space Station, News
16 May , 2016 by Matt Williams
Thanks to astronaut Tim Peake, people here on Earth have been treated for the first time to an image of what a chipped window aboard the ISS looks like!
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