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Satellite returned to service in space after historic docking

Intelsat's Intelsat 901 satellite has been returned to service after docking with Northrop Grumman's Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV-1) in the first time that two...

Europe’s satellites flying blind as space junk spreads

Europe needs its own technology to guard against a growing threat to its satellites from space junk ranging from dead satellites to tiny particles,...

Scientists hope harpoons can skewer space junk crisis

A European satellite launched this week to try out ways of tackling the growing amount of garbage in space will use technology...

Astro-junk and the space geckos

Over the years, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO), the region between the Earth's surface and 2,000km, has become a junkyard. Since the...

Can space junk be touched?

It is a well-known fact that manmade debris still in orbit is becoming a growing threat for human beings and equipment in...

Space junk a growing problem – US Air Force

Space junk is a growing problem, with two major debris incidents in the last decade, according to a US Air Force official. Lt....

Australian scientists look at lasers to cull space junk

It may sound like science fiction but an Australian team is working on a project to zap orbital debris with lasers from...

Space junk at dangerous ‘tipping point’: study

Clouds of space junk orbiting the Earth have reached a dangerous "tipping point", threatening to smash satellites and endanger astronauts, US scientists...


Communicate don’t abrogate!

The senior officer cadre of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) communications component, officially the Directorate: Corporate Communication (DCC), employed a barely plausible excuse...