The 23-ton core stage of a Chinese Long March 5B booster crashed back to Earth Saturday night (May 8), ending 10 controversial days aloft that captured the attention of the world.
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.
Several websites give regular updates on the Chinese Long March 5B rocket core that's uncontrollably falling to Earth, with an expected reentry late Saturday night (May 8).
Despite promising technology demonstrations, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for the growing problem of taking out the orbital trash
China's Long March 5B rocket core stage plummets to Earth this weekend. You have almost nothing to worry about.
U.S. Space Command is closely tracking a large Chinese rocket body falling uncontrollably back to Earth that is predicted to hit the atmosphere sometime on Saturday (May 8).
An astronomer spotted a huge Chinese rocket core falling uncontrolled from orbit, as the White House weighed in on the tricky international situation.
The upcoming atmospheric re-entry of a Chinese Long March 5B rocket body is a reminder of a much larger problem, experts say.
A large Chinese rocket is set to make an uncontrolled reentry back into Earth's atmosphere, but it is not yet clear exactly where or when the debris will hit our planet.
On its way to a splashdown with four astronauts, SpaceX's Crew Dragon "Resilience" shed some of its parts. If you find them, you can't keep them.
The increasing number of satellites and space debris orbiting Earth could prevent astronomers from making crucial discoveries.
The European Space Agency wants to launch an orbiting telescope to monitor small pieces of space debris only a few millimeters in size to reduce risk of damaging collisions.
An AI-driven space debris-dodging system could soon replace expert teams dealing with growing numbers of orbital collision threats in the increasingly cluttered near-Earth environment.
A piece of space debris passed unexpectedly close by SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule as it ferried four Crew-2 astronauts to the International Space Station.
SpaceX recently inked a deal with NASA to move any of the company's Starlink internet satellites out of the way if they stray too close to the International Space Station or other agency spacecraft.
The European Space Agency’s Space Situational Awareness program is tackling the problem on three fronts.
Astroscale just launched the first commercial space junk cleanup mission designed to locate and retrieve used satellites and other debris orbiting Earth.
A U.S. weather satellite that retired eight years ago has fallen apart in orbit, breaking into at least 43 pieces, according to government representatives.