The RemoveDebris satellite, a spacecraft designed to remove junk from orbit, recently deployed from the ISS to begin demonstrating its capabilities.
Elon Musks hints in a tweet that SpaceX wants to use “giant party balloons” to retrieve upper stage rockets.
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This past weekend, a lot of attention was on the Tiangong-1 space station. For some time, space agencies and satellite trackers from around the world had been predicting when this station would fall to Earth. And now that it has safely landed in the Pacific Ocean, many people are breathing a sigh of relief. While […]
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A team of ESA researchers recently tested a new type of shielding by firing an aluminum bullet at it and filming the results.
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Long aluminum tethers attached to satellites could revolutionize satellite propulsion systems, and help eliminate space junk.
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
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The Space Debris Sensor (SDS) aboard the International Space Station is allowing scientists to characterize the orbital debris environment
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A researcher working with the ESA has proposed creating a fleet of magnetic tugs to safely and effectively remove space debris from orbit.
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At a Senate hearing, SpaceX laid out its vision to provide global access to broadband internet with a “constellation of satellites”.