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SPHERE Fishing for Space Debris

The International Space Station (ISS) sure could use some help, and eventually might get it if people buy off on this latest idea.  If you weren’t aware, the ISS has three robot test satellites aboard, called SPHERES.   243 more words

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Lockheed Martin to begin tracking potentially dangerous space debris

(The current number of space debris objects in orbit – Photo Credit: ESA)

Lockheed Martin, an aerospace and defence giant, has struck a deal with an Australian technology firm to track space debris that could pose a threat to orbiting satellites. 298 more words


EOS And Lockheed Join Forces Against Space Junk

We have around 2k artificial satellites orbiting our planet, and every instant, the controllers of those birdies fear for the safety of their machines. What do they fear, a stray comet, a meteor or an asteroid? 385 more words


What goes up, must come down: Falcon 9 and TRMM

The old truism, “what goes up must come down”, is still true today, unless you launch high enough, but almost everything launches low enough that it is ultimately doomed.   139 more words


Don't Miss Out!

Don’t miss out on the Perseids meteor shower! The Perseids meteor shower is set to peak tonight as 100 shooting stars an hour are expected to streak across the night sky, and continue for several days. 79 more words

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Japan to launch military space force

Tokyo (AFP) —Japan is planning to launch a military space force by 2019 that would initially be tasked with protecting satellites from dangerous debris orbiting the Earth, a report said. 144 more words