UK Space Agency funds tech for orbital awareness

Grants will promote ideas to detect, characterise and track the millions of objects moving overhead.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Sept. 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: space-debris oneweb

Space junk: Astronomers worry as private companies push ahead with satellite launches

SpaceX recently launched 60 satellites into orbit around Earth as part of its Starlink programme.

Martin McCoustra, ScotCHEM Chair in Chemical Physics, Heriot-Watt University • conversation
May 13, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: astronomy space-exploration spacex space-debris ground-based-telescopes space-commercialisation

Two satellites in close shave over US city of Pittsburgh

Experts said a collision would have created a debris field, risking damage to other satellites.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 30, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: united-states space-debris pittsburgh

UK satellite 'sets sail' for return to Earth

The TechDemoSat spacecraft deploys a large membrane to pull itself out of the sky.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 31, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: earth-science space-exploration space-debris earth-observation guildford

Nasa: India's satellite destruction could endanger ISS

The head of the US space agency said last week's anti-satellite weapon test was a "terrible thing".

BBC Science News • bbcnews
April 2, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: nasa india international-space-station space-debris

Space harpoon skewers 'orbital debris'

A British-led mission demonstrates a projectile that could one day be used to clear up space junk.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Feb. 15, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: space-exploration space-debris airbus-group university-of-surrey

RemoveDebris: UK satellite tracks 'space junk'

The British-led mission to test techniques to clear up space junk initiates its second experiment.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Oct. 30, 2018 ~2 min

Tags: space-exploration space-debris british-space-programme university-of-surrey

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