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Russia Missile Test Creates New Belt of Space Junk, Escalating Threat to Satellites

The Russian missile test that shattered a dead satellite this week highlights a growing threat of space debris just as companies such as SpaceX and Boeing Co. make plans to launch as many as 65,000 commercial spacecraft into orbit in …

UK Space Industry Aims to Remove Dangerous Space Junk from Orbit

A defunct satellite spent early April hurtling through space toward the body of an old rocket, threatening a collision that the European Union’s Space Surveillance and Tracking Consortium estimated could generate more than 4 million pieces of debris. In the …

Debris Could Threaten Operations in Space – as Well as Earthbound Activities

Hiscox, the specialist insurer, has called for action to tackle the growing problem of manmade space debris and the threat posed to current and future space operations. According to figures from the European Space Agency, there are believed to be …

Space Junk: Emerging Global Risk Threatens Satellite Communications – Opinion

Last Saturday, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched the Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2, which will monitor Earth’s ice sheets, recording changes in ice thickness as small as half a centimeter. The satellite will allow us to see …

Growing Amount of Space Debris Threatens Satellites: Allianz Report

A study from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) warns that “man-made space junk poses a serious threat to all space vehicles including those with humans on board.” The report goes on to explore possible ways to clean up space. …