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Space Debris

Space Debris

Space Debris: It’s Time to Act

70% of all cataloged objects are in low-Earth orbit (LEO), which extends to 2000 km above the Earth’s surface. To observe the Earth, spacecraft must orbit at such a low altitude. The spatial density of objects increases at high latitudes. Note: The debris field shown in the image is an…
bubmag
June 9, 2021
Space Debris

China delays mission while NASA congratulates on Mars images

BEIJING (AP) — China postponed a supply mission to its new space station on Thursday for unspecified technical reasons, while photos sent back from Mars by its newly arrived rover earned plaudits from NASA despite only sporadic contacts between the Chinese and American space programs. The Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft was…
bubmag
May 20, 2021
Space Debris

NASA chief criticizes China for uncontrolled rocket re-entry

The core stage of China’s Long March 5B rocket, seen here before launch, re-entered the atmosphere over the Arabian Peninsula and Indian Ocean late Saturday. Credit: Xinhua NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said Saturday that China is failing to meet “responsible standards” on space debris after a massive Long March rocket…
bubmag
May 10, 2021
Space Debris

Nasa slams China over ‘irresponsible standards’ over space debris

Nasa slammed China for failing to meet 'responsible standards' regarding its space debris, hours after remnants of the country's out of control rocket disintegrated over Indian Ocean near the Maldives Topics NASA | Maldives | China space mission American space agency NASA on Sunday slammed China for failing to meet "responsible standards" regarding its…
bubmag
May 9, 2021
Space Debris

NASA administrator says China is failing to meet ‘responsible standards’ for space debris, after parts of an uncontrolled rocket landed in the Indian Ocean

NASA's Bill Nelson on Sunday said China hadn't met "responsible standards" for uncontrolled debris. Debris from a Chinese rocket landed in the Indian Ocean on Sunday.  Space agencies and private companies need to "act responsibly and transparently," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson…
bubmag
May 9, 2021