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NASA Releases Statement on Chinese Space Debris

By NASA July 30, 2022 A Long March-5B Y3 rocket blasting off from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site on the coast of the southern island province of Hainan. Credit: China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Bill Nelson, NASA Administrator released this statement Saturday, July 30 regarding debris from the Chinese…
bubmag
July 31, 2022
Space Debris

Don’t Fear China’s Falling Rocket–Fear the Future It Foretells

Spaceflight, despite its origins in cold war saber-rattling, is often portrayed as a purely beneficial endeavor that somehow helps all of humanity: Satellites provide invaluable planet-scale situational awareness and connectivity. Space telescopes and interplanetary probes deliver transformative discoveries about our place in the universe. Astronautical missions help satisfy our species’…
bubmag
July 29, 2022
Space Debris

ESA satellite in a race against time to dodge space junk

The accumulation of junk which is damaging to the environment isn’t only a problem here on Earth: it’s also a problem in space. Every year more and more discarded rocket stages, broken satellites, and other bits of debris are put into orbit around our planet, and not all of them…
bubmag
July 17, 2022
Space Debris

Japan Eyes Laser to Get Rid of Dangerous Space Junk

From magnets to harpoons, various methods have been proposed and tested over the years to eliminate the growing problem of space junk. One researcher is leading efforts in a more sci-fi direction: lasers. Space junk is a well-documented and growing problem. Now more than ever, modern life is underpinned by…
bubmag
July 15, 2022