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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
Space Debris

X Prize Foundation studying active debris removal competition

by Jeff Foust — June 24, 2022 X Prize Foundation CEO Anousheh Ansari (left) discusses a proposed competition for active debris removal during a panel discussion at the Summit for Space Sustainability June 23. Credit: Secure World Foundation webcast WASHINGTON — The X Prize Foundation is considering a prize competition…
bubmag
June 24, 2022