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Big hunk of failed Russian rocket crashes to Earth as space junk

Home News Spaceflight A Russian Angara A5 rocket launches from Plesetsk Cosmodrome on the vehicle’s third demonstration mission on Dec. 27, 2021. The rocket, carrying a dummy payload, reached low Earth orbit, but an upper-stage engine failure prevented it from going higher as planned, according to media reports. (Image credit:…
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January 5, 2022
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Space junk to be tracked from new SA observatory

Space junk to be tracked from new SA observatory World-first technology developed in Adelaide by Silentium Defence will be used to track space debris at a newly unveiled observatory in regional South Australia. There is more to this story But it’s a member-only story. Subscribe today to unlock it and…
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December 8, 2021
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Space station dodges space debris from decades-old Pegasus rocket

Home News Spaceflight Cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky shared this photo of the International Space Station on Twitter on Sept. 29, 2021. He and two colleagues were relocating a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from one port to another at the time. (Image credit: Oleg Novitsky/Roscosmos via Twitter) The International Space Station dodged a…
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December 3, 2021
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Subscriptions Are Eating My Paycheck!

Steven Levy covers the gamut of tech subjects for WIRED, in print and online, and has been contributing to the magazine since its inception. His newest column, Plaintext, will soon only be available to subscribers; sign up here. He has been writing about technology for more than 30 years, writing...…
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December 3, 2021
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Spacewalking astronauts replace antenna after debris scare

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts replaced a broken antenna outside the International Space Station on Thursday after getting NASA’s all-clear for orbiting debris. U.S. astronauts Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron were supposed to complete the job Tuesday, but NASA delayed the spacewalk because of potentially threatening space junk.…
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December 2, 2021