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.
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.
The first experiment designed to demonstrate active space debris removal in orbit has just reached the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Dragon capsule.
A SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule carrying 5,800 lbs. (2,630 kilograms) of supplies and science gear has arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) after a two-day orbital chase.
China's Tiangong-1 space lab burned up in the atmosphere over the southern Pacific Ocean late last night (April 1), falling right in the middle of the window predicted by a number of organizations.
China's first prototype space station, Tiangong-1, will come crashing back to Earth on April 1, give or take half a day, experts say. Here's a primer on the space lab and its mission.
A doomed Chinese space station will fall to Earth later than expected due to changes in the sun's predicted activity, the European Space Agency's (ESA's) Space Debris Office in Germany predicted.
The falling Chinese space station Tiangong-1 is tumbling in orbit and may crash back to Earth early Easter Sunday (April 1), experts say.
The now defunct Chinese space station Tiangong-1 is en route to crash into Earth – completing its "atmospheric reentry phase."