Category Archives: Space Debris

Air Force is building a new radar on Kwajalein Atoll to track space debris

(generic image of phased-array radar) (From Science, 9 January 2015, article by Ilima Loomis) “An estimated 500,000 pieces of space junk—old satellites, rocket parts, debris from collisions—swarm in orbit around Earth. Much of it is potentially deadly: NASA officials say … Continue reading

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GPM launch carried a second satellite: an experimental Japanese satellite (STARS-2) that will test a concept to clean up space debris

(image courtesy JAXA) “Scientists in Japan to put Stars-2 satellite into orbit to test space cleanup Space Tethered Autonomous Robotic Satellite-2 is designed to harness space debris and make orbital lanes safe for exploration”

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