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SpaceX slams FAA report on falling space debris danger

TAMPA, Fla. — SpaceX called on the Federal Aviation Administration to correct a report to Congress warning that, by 2035, falling debris from U.S.-licensed constellations in low Earth orbit (LEO) could injure or kill someone every two years if they deploy as planned. In an Oct. 9 letter to the…
bubmag
October 10, 2023
Space Debris

Space bags are the next big idea to clean up orbital junk

Render of a TransAstra capture bag catching a spent rocket part. TransAstra Space junk in low-Earth orbit poses a serious and ongoing threat to the thousands of functioning satellites currently orbiting our planet, as well as to the crews aboard the International Space Station and China’s recently deployed orbital outpost.…
bubmag
August 31, 2023
Space Debris

A Space Junk Removal Mission Got Struck By Space Junk

An illustration of the ClearSpace-1 mission, which is set to launch in 2026.Illustration: ESA In a sad case of debris-on-debris crime, a defunct payload adapter that was chosen as the subject of a space debris cleanup mission was itself hit by a piece of space junk. First Full-Color Images From…
bubmag
August 24, 2023