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Format: Book Describes the scientific and cultural value of the sky Illustrates the environmental damage of excess light Explains the relationship between astronomy and space technology Introduction This book takes a close look at our relationship with the sky, the stars, light and darkness. In particular, it examines how light pollution has interfered with the...
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2 September 2021 The Outer Space Institute is pleased to publish the International Open Letter on Kinetic Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Testing, which urges the UN General Assembly to take up consideration of a treaty that would prohibit conducting debris-generating anti-satellite weapon tests. The letter with an appended list of early signatories is available HERE. The Outer Space Institute...
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Source: https://www.space.com/space-junk-collision-chinese-satellite-yunhai-1-02 By Mike Wall Yunhai 1-02’s wounds are not self-inflicted. In March, the U.S. Space Force’s 18th Space Control Squadron (18SPCS) reported the breakup of Yunhai 1-02, a Chinese military satellite that launched in September 2019. It was unclear at the time whether the spacecraft had suffered some sort of failure — an explosion in its...
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Source: https://breakingdefense.com/2021/08/amid-space-race-cybersecurity-and-resiliency-remain-concerns-experts/ The space rush will result in tens of thousands of new assets launched within the decade, which will create a “truly enormous” cyber attack surface, said Sam Visner, a technical fellow at the MITRE Corporation. By BRAD D. WILLIAMS, August 16 WASHINGTON: A space race is afoot, and in this brave new interstellar world,...
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Source: https://breakingdefense.com/2021/08/pentagon-posed-to-unveil-classified-space-weapon/ The push to declassify an existing space weapon is being spearheaded by Gen. John Hyten, the vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. By THERESA HITCHENS on August 20, 2021 WASHINGTON: For months, top officials at the Defense Department have been working toward declassifying the existence of a secret space weapon program...
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https://twitter.com/spacegovuk/status/1415970780161187840?s=20 Harriet Brettle, Posted on:16 July 2021 – Categories: Space surveillance and tracking As space becomes busier and critical orbits become increasingly crowded, there is a pressing need to ensure the safe and sustainable use of the outer space environment. At the recent G7 summit in Cornwall, G7 nations published a joint statement committing to the safe and sustainable use...
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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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