Space-junk experts are raising a red flag about the upcoming launch of more than 60 small satellites atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
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.
Spaceflight startup Rocket Lab launched its first operational mission Saturday night, successfully lofting six small satellites as well as a technology demonstrator.
Astroscale, a company developing technologies to capture and deorbit space debris, announced Oct. 31 it raised a $50 million Series D round that brings its total to date to $102 million.
Iridium 70 fell out of orbit Oct. 10. A few days later, one of its fuel tanks caused a stir in central California.
A satellite in space has fired a net at a target to test active space-junk-cleanup technology, and the video is amazing.
The repair job astronauts conducted on the International Space Station (ISS) yesterday (Aug. 30) appears to be complete.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station spent part of their day today (Aug. 30) fixing a tiny air leak in the facility.
Rocket Lab's Electron small-satellite launcher will have to wait a bit longer to take to the skies on its first commercial flight.
President Trump will sign a new space policy directive June 18 addressing space traffic management issues.
Russia's space agency is developing a novel method for dealing with space junk: vaporizing it with lasers.
NASA and SpaceX have postponed the return to Earth of a Dragon cargo ship at the International Space Station due to rough seas in the capsule's Pacific Ocean splashdown zone.
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