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Space Debris
Source: CNBC PUBLISHED THU, JUN 3 2021 LeoLabs, a private venture that tracks objects and debris in low Earth orbit through a network of radars around the world, raised $65 million in capital in a new fundraising round, the company announced on Tuesday. “It’s a great endorsement of our success to date and where we’re...
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Canada Space Agency, 2021-05-28 Space can be a harsh and unforgiving environment for the robots and humans that explore it: the hazards are many, from massive temperature swings to radiation and orbital debris. Over 23,000 objects the size of a softball or larger are tracked 24/7 to detect potential collisions with satellites and the International Space...
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Jun 1, 2021 TODAY A piece of debris smacked into a robotic arm of the International Space Station, leaving a small hole, which operators noticed during a routine inspection last month. No one was injured and the arm is still functional, but the incident calls attention to the problems that the tens of thousands of...
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De Lucia, Vito and Iavicoli, Viviana, From Outer Space to Ocean Depths: The ‘Spacecraft Cemetery’ and the Protection of the Marine Environment in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (March 1, 2018). California Western International Law Journal, Vol. 49, No. 2, 2019, Available at SSRN:  https://ssrn.com/abstract=3153458 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3153458 Abstract This article aims at offering a preliminary exploration, from the...
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