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

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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