Space Debris

China’s Tiangong-1 could Hit Earth on April Fool’s Day
March 23, 2018
News

China’s Tiangong-1 could Hit Earth on April Fool’s Day

China’s 8.5-ton Tiangong-1 space lab might fall to Earth between March 30 and April 2. It’ll hurtle toward Earth in an uncontrolled fall. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Space Debris Office in Darmstadt, Germany, predicted Thursday the Chinese space lab will re-enter Earth’s atmosphere by the end of...

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NASA Simulation of Small Planets Hitting Early Earth
December 06, 2017
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NASA Simulation of Small Planets Hitting Early Earth

NASA simulation shows a large moon-sized planetary body penetrating all the way down to the Earth’s core. An ancient massive collision. Simone Marchi of the Southwest Research Institute in Colorado, US, together with its team used a computational method to simulate a violent period of the Earth’s life immediately...

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RemoveDebris: Space Junk Removal Mission Prepares for Launch
November 29, 2017
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RemoveDebris: Space Junk Removal Mission Prepares for Launch

RemoveDebris is a spacecraft that will test varying methods to remove space garbage. Now, it is ready for a launch. RemoveDebris is an EU (European Union) space-junk-wrangling spacecraft. It will use a harpoon and net to demonstrate active removal of orbital debris. A consortium of 10 European companies has developed the...

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Check out the Top Countries With The Most Space Junk
October 21, 2017
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Check out the Top Countries With The Most Space Junk

More than 4,600 satellites wander over our heads. There are also 14,000 old rocket parts along with space debris or space junk. About 95 percent of what’s orbiting us is space junk. This includes dead satellites, used rocket parts, out-of-control space stations, lost astronaut tools and more. Experts say that this is...

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Is Space Debris Dangerous For Satellites And People On Earth?
July 01, 2017
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Is Space Debris Dangerous For Satellites And People On Earth?

Collisions with space debris have become a hazard to spacecraft; they cause great damage, especially to solar panels and optics like telescopes or star trackers. Space debris is the collection of man-made objects around Earth, like old-satellites, spent rocket stages and pieces from disintegration, collisions and...

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How Many Satellites are Currently Orbiting the Earth in 2017
May 22, 2017
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How Many Satellites are Currently Orbiting the Earth in 2017

From down here on the ground, space looks like a pristine void. But Earth’s orbit is actually crowded with satellites and a ton of stuff. Well, it all depends on how you define a satellite! A satellite can be a body that orbits a larger body. If you take this as the definition of the satellite then the answer to your...

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