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Space Debris is still a relatively unknown term. I realized that when a friend of mine who works at the University of Southampton tried introducing himself as a Space Janitor at a family function- let’s just say that the joke didn’t land anywhere in this galaxy. 1,025 more words
FEATURE: ESA REENTRY EXPERTISE
Every week, on average, a substantial, inert satellite drops into our atmosphere and burns up. Monitoring these reentries and warning European civil authorities has become routine work for ESA’s space debris experts. 509 more words
For those of you who haven’t been obsessively following this over the last few months you may be a little out of the loop. Today marks the day where it is guesstimated that China’s out of control space station Tiangong-1 is going to crash into the Earth – and where will it do this you may ask? 417 more words
BERLIN (AP) — China’s defunct Tiangong 1 space station hurtled toward Earth on Sunday and was expected to re-enter the atmosphere within hours.
Most of the craft should burn up on re-entry, so scientists said falling debris poses only a slight risk to people on the ground. 291 more words