Debris

06.09.14
This kids blanket can stop a bullet
06.09.14

This kids blanket can stop a bullet

Throughout the history of blankets, hiding behind one to escape the boogeyman has been a largely p...

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11.12.12
DARPA SpaceView program enlists us to track space debris, save a satellite today (video)
11.12.12

DARPA SpaceView program enlists us to track space debris, save a satellite today (video)

Space junk is an undeniable problem when there's over 500,000 dead satellites, spacecraft pieces a...

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10.08.12
UK engineers developing harpoon that could help space junk meet a fiery end
10.08.12

UK engineers developing harpoon that could help space junk meet a fiery end

Sure, we can pull space junk out of orbit with lasers or use it to cobble together new satellites,...

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02.16.12
EPFL's CleanSpace One: clearing up cosmic clutter (video)
02.16.12

EPFL's CleanSpace One: clearing up cosmic clutter (video)

Where are Lone Starr and Barf when you need'em? Would that those two (fictional) interstellar handy...

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04.26.11
DARPA's new Space Surveillance Telescope will keep our satellites safe from interstellar debris
04.26.11

DARPA's new Space Surveillance Telescope will keep our satellites safe from interstellar debris

What's that in the sky? A bird? A plane? Oh, it's just some junk floating around in space, posing ma...

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10.04.10
China launches Chang'e II lunar probe, litters countryside with debris
10.04.10

China launches Chang'e II lunar probe, litters countryside with debris

We'll have to just put this down to a relative lack of experience. China's recent launch of the Cha...

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07.20.07
'Refrigerator-sized' device to be heaved into space
07.20.07

'Refrigerator-sized' device to be heaved into space

If you thought hoisting a giant banana above Texas was outrageous, you may indeed chuckle to learn...

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