Recent events serve as a timely reminder for the Biden Administration that securing the safety of space infrastructure is critical to their broader economic and national security goals.
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 European Space Agency announced plans to launch a space debris removal mission in 2025 with the help of a Swiss start-up called ClearSpace.
After a huge Chinese rocket plummeted apparently into the ocean, NASA's new administrator condemned the country's use of launch technology that makes uncontrolled reentries from orbit.
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.
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.