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Fighting space junk

This week in Business Planet we look at the problem posed by space debris and meet some of those who are developing solutions.

Air Force activates new satellites for tracking space objects

air force activates new satellites for tracking space objects
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017 The 1st Space Operations Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, has activated two satellites as part of their Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness..
Space Daily

Videos for "Space Debris"

News video: Russian 'killer satellite' mystery sparks 'orbital weapon' speculation

Russian 'killer satellite' mystery sparks 'orbital weapon' speculation 03:58

A mysterious Russian satellite orbiting Earth has global media in a bit of a spin after the object, thought to be space debris, conducted suspicious manoeuvres in space sparking rumors of little less..
Source: RT News Channel -

News video: Fighting space junk

Fighting space junk 03:00

This week in Business Planet we look at the problem posed by space debris and meet some of those who are developing solutions. An estimated 18.000 objects in orbit are currently being monitored by..
Source: Euronews English -

News video: Space Junk: Debris threatens exploration ambitions

Space Junk: Debris threatens exploration ambitions 04:40

Tens of thousands of pieces of space debris are circling our planet at high speed, threatening to strike satellites and bring down the International Space Station.
Source: RT News Channel -

News video: The Threat to Space Travel That No One's Talking About

The Threat to Space Travel That No One's Talking About 03:46

If we don't clean up space debris, it could become impossible to leave Earth's atmosphere. Luckily, scientists have some plans.
Source: Seeker -

News video: Could Space Debris Become a Hazard?

Could Space Debris Become a Hazard? 04:56

An ever-growing cloud of satellites, derelict rocket parts and decommissioned spacecraft is circling the earth, raising the risk of costly orbital collisions. Video/Gabe Johnson/WSJ. Photo: NASA
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Ultrathin spacecraft will collect, deposit orbital debris

ultrathin spacecraft will collect, deposit orbital debris
Los Angeles CA (Sputnik) Sep 13, 2017 A new design gaining the interest of NASA could see the inexpensive and efficient removal of Earth's orbiting space debris. A proposed design for a space trash..
Space Daily

NASA Funds Ultra-Thin Spacecraft for Clearing Space Junk

nasa funds ultra-thin spacecraft for clearing space junk
Various solutions have been suggested to combat space junk, but The Aerospace Corporation says its Brane Craft will be able to deal with space debris efficiently. The post NASA Funds Ultra-Thin..

Ultra-thin craft to wrap and destroy space debris in the offing – Read

The Brane Craft, being developed by US-based Aerospace Corporation, is a flexible and less than half the thickness of a human hair.
Zee News Also reported by •DNA

A Spacecraft Thinner Than Human Hair Wraps Up and Destroys Space Debris

a spacecraft thinner than human hair wraps up and destroys space debris
With space debris a growing problem that endangers operations in our atmosphere, the Aerospace Corporation has developed a thin spacecraft that wraps around debris and burns it up in the..
Futurism Also reported by •Raw Story

Russia, China Join Together In Space Exploration Effort

russia, china join together in space exploration effort
Authored by Peter Korzun via The Strategic Culture Foundation, *China and Russia are set to sign a milestone agreement in October on joint space exploration from 2018 to 2022, sending manned..
Zero Hedge

Russia, China May Sign 5-Year Agreement on Joint Space Exploration

russia, china may sign 5-year agreement on joint space exploration
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 29, 2017 Beijing and Moscow may sign an agreement this October on joint space exploration, to be carried out in 2018-2022, Chinese media reported. The deal would cover five..
Space Daily

Orbital ATK Set to Launch Minotaur IV Rocket Carrying ORS-5 Satellite for the U.S. Air Force

orbital atk set to launch minotaur iv rocket carrying ors-5 satellite for the u.s. air force
DULLES, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--$OA--Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced it is in final preparations to launch the company’s Minotaur IV..
Business Wire

Space Debris Monitoring and Removal Market - Drivers and Forecasts by Technavio

Technavio analysts forecast the global space debris monitoring and removal marketto grow at a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period, according to their latest report. This Smart News Release ...

NASA is hiring a ‘planetary protection officer’ and no it has nothing to do with aliens

What do NASA and Facebook have in common? Nothing really except that both are right now trying to tackle some extremely bizarre fake news going viral online. It all started with NASA posting an opening..
BGR India

Space junk satellite success for Southampton students

space junk satellite success for southampton students
BBC Local News: Hampshire -- Undergraduates design a hi-tech 'CubeSat' to predict when and where space debris will fall to Earth.
BBC Local News

Indian Space Organisation Ensures Protection of Satellites From Space Debris

RIA Nov.

China and Russia could cripple the US with a space attack, but the US is pushing back

china and russia could cripple the us with a space attack, but the us is pushing back
In 2007, China fired a missile that flew 537 miles above the earth and smashed one of its weather satellites, causing thousands of pieces of debris to drift endlessly through Earth's orbit.  Just a..
Business Insider

Space Debris Mitigation Mission Successfully Launched on June 23rd, 2017

space debris mitigation mission successfully launched on june 23rd, 2017
Fino Mornasco, Italy (SPX) Jun 28, 2017 D-Sat, the first nanosatellite with the ability to remove itself from orbit in a direct and controlled way through a dedicated device at the end of its..
Space Daily

Stanford engineers design a robotic gripper for cleaning up space debris

stanford engineers design a robotic gripper for cleaning up space debris
Stanford CA (SPX) Jun 29, 2017 Right now, about 500,000 pieces of human-made debris are whizzing around space, orbiting our planet at speeds up to 17,500 miles per hour. This debris poses a threat..
Space Daily Also reported by •Science Daily

Gecko-inspired robotic gripper may help clean up space debris

This debris poses a threat to satellites, space vehicles and astronauts aboard those vehicles.
DNA Also reported by •Science Daily

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A piece on a site called the Anti News Network renews a take on conspiracy theories blaming British agencies or the royal family for the princess' August 1997 death in Paris. A coroner's jury ruled in..

How Isro is safeguarding India’s space assets in orbit

Though Isro’s main objective is to make satellites functional once placed in orbit, protecting them from space debris is also the top priority of the agency.

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