The Persei upper stage of a Russian Angara A5 rocket crashed back to Earth in an uncontrolled fashion today (Jan. 5), reentering over the South Pacific at 4:08 p.m. EST (2108 GMT).
The amount of trash in Earth orbit, from spent rocket stages, broken satellites and micrometeoroids, is growing. Scientists are working on methods to combat the threat of space junk and orbital debris collisions.
The International Space Station dodged a fragment of a decades-old rocket body early Friday morning, continuing a stretch of space debris threats to the orbiting laboratory.
Using space assets to monitor and help mitigate climate change, investing in STEM education and helping to establish and uphold rules for space behavior will be priorities going forward.
Elon Musk admitted that SpaceX had to move several of its Starlink satellites to prevent in-orbit collisions with fragments of space debris created by the Russian anti-satellite missile test.
Can satellite operators sue Russia for deliberately cluttering the heavily used low Earth orbit with space debris from the Nov. 15 anti-satellite missile test or anything goes in space?
What to do about orbital debris is now a daily topic of conversation and concern within the space community. But is it all too little, too late?
Across the globe, nations and space companies alike are speaking out about Russia's anti-satellite (ASAT) test that forced astronauts in space to take cover.
Privateer aims to characterize the orbital debris population like never before. It will do this by incorporating a variety of data, including information gathered by its own sizable satellite fleet.
Expedition 66 woke up to take shelter in their return ships following a Russian anti-satellite test.
Pieces of a shattered Russian satellite are visible in new telescope images after the country's anti-satellite weapons test on Nov. 15, 2021.
Russia's defense ministry says there is no threat to International Space Station crews or nearby satellites
Debris created by the anti-satellite missile test conducted by Russia yesterday will pose a threat to satellites in orbit as well as crews at the International Space Station for years to come.
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson has condemned a Russian anti-satellite test on Monday (Nov. 15) that put the International Space Station at risk of colliding with the resulting debris.
Russia conducted an anti-satellite test (ASAT), generating hundreds of thousands of pieces of debris and threatening the safety of astronauts on the International Space Station, the U.S. confirmed.
The seven astronauts currently living and working on the International Space Station were forced to shelter in their transport vehicles when the station passed uncomfortably closed to orbital debris.
The International Space Station will dodge a piece of Chinese space junk today (Nov. 10) just hours before SpaceX launches a new crew.