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Space junk on 5,800-mph collision course with moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The moon is about to get walloped by 3 tons of space junk, a punch that will carve out a crater that could fit several semitractor-trailers. The leftover rocket will smash into the far side of the moon at 5,800 mph (9,300 kph) on Friday,…
bubmag
March 2, 2022
Space Debris

On a mission to track space junk

Thank you for joining! Access your Pro+ Content below. 15 February 2021 On a mission to track space junk In this week’s Computer Weekly, we talk to the space experts tracking orbital debris using graph database technology. We meet the startups taking very different approaches in trying to develop commercial…
bubmag
February 14, 2022
Space Debris

Indian Space Agency decommissions communication satellite

Space debris has become a real concern for space exploration agencies worldwide. According to estimates, there are 7,200 artificial satellites in total orbiting Earth and 27,000 pieces of man-made debris caught in orbit. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully decommissioned a 14-year-old communication satellite, INSAT-4B, which provided services…
bubmag
February 9, 2022