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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...