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Industrial assets on Earth that reach the end of their operational life can be decommissioned. 🏭What can we learn from that to tackle the problem of debris in space? 🛰️🌍@harriet_brettle from @astroscale_HQ explores in our latest blog. 👇https://t.co/8xJVsk3I6o— UK Space Agency (@spacegovuk) July 16, 2021 Harriet Brettle, Posted on:16 July 2021 – Categories: Space surveillance and tracking As...
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The new Great Pacific Garbage Patch – space, the final frontier of waste. The problem of junk in lower earth orbit and what we do about it. https://t.co/Wu8ICYV8ne— Vicky Allan (@vicky_allan) June 4, 2021 THE news that a piece of space junk collided with the robotic arm on the International Space Station, is an alarming reminder that...
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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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Source: https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2021/05/nobody-wants-rules-space/173870/ As space becomes more crowded, there’s little hope for new international rules to make it safer. By Patrick Tucker, Technology Editor May 6th, 2021 Debris from a crashing Chinese rocket hurtling toward Earth and a Russian projectile-shooting spy satellite are the two examples of a big problem: too few rules governing how nations behave in space. Wednesday...
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What happened to the last Chinese rocket remains that fell from space? Loren Gush from the Verge reported in May 2020: An out-of-control Chinese rocket may have dumped debris in Africa after falling from space On Monday, a massive, out-of-control Chinese rocket fell out of the sky off the west coast of Africa, becoming one...
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Image credit: ANFR 04/08/2021 Source: ANFR https://www.anfr.fr/toutes-les-actualites/actualites/les-constellations-de-satellites-de-telecommunications-des-origines-a-nos-jours/ (Auto-translated from French) In the field of radiocommunications, engineers have always favored high points to install transmitters and receivers: going upwards allows very wide areas to be covered and thus reduces deployment costs. The conquest of space has created the possibility of placing transceivers on artificial satellites that fly...
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