A new radar system will track 250,000 tiny pieces of space junk. It may help prevent snowballing collisions that could cut off our access to orbit.
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 · A new radar array in New Zealand will track an estimated 250,000 tiny objects that orbit Earth at high speeds and could threaten satellites and astronauts.
· It will be the first commercial system to track bits of space debris smaller than 10 centimeters wide, and as small as 2 centimeters.
· Tracking these objects can...