Spacejunk

12.22.15
Watch 58 years of space debris appear in 1 minute
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Watch 58 years of space debris appear in 1 minute

If you want to know why space junk is a problem, this video will answer your questions.

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08.26.15
Russia's next space station trip will take days, not hours
08.26.15

Russia's next space station trip will take days, not hours

The next Russian trip to the International Space Station will have to take two days, rather than a far more pleasant six hours.

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08.27.14
Lockheed Martin to track space junk from the Australian Outback
08.27.14

Lockheed Martin to track space junk from the Australian Outback

In the movie Gravity, masses upon masses of floating debris hurtled through space at alarming spee...

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08.10.13
Air Force might shutter satellite- and space junk-tracking Space Fence soon
08.10.13

Air Force might shutter satellite- and space junk-tracking Space Fence soon

We imagine the Air Force is none too pleased that Space Fence might shutter as soon as September 1...

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07.09.13
Murchison Widefield Array goes live, will study the sun, space junk, the early universe and more
07.09.13

Murchison Widefield Array goes live, will study the sun, space junk, the early universe and more

We hope IBM's hardware is ready to chew through the feast of data it's going to receive, as the Mu...

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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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06.28.12
Pentagon starts Phoenix trial to harvest defunct satellites, MacGyver new ones from orbit
06.28.12

Pentagon starts Phoenix trial to harvest defunct satellites, MacGyver new ones from orbit

The Phoenix Frankenprogram to harvest the corpses of expired satellites and cobble together new on...

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10.21.11
DARPA's Dr. Frankenllite could plunder space graves, create orbital abominations (video)
10.21.11

DARPA's Dr. Frankenllite could plunder space graves, create orbital abominations (video)

There are countless satellites, long deactivated, orbiting the Earth in what amounts to a giant c...

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