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Space junk strikes multiple countries after rocket falls back to Earth

The uncontrolled descent of a recently launched Long March 5B rocket has strewn debris in Indonesia, Malaysia, & the Philippines.

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Remains of potential SpaceX spacecraft crash land on farm

Multiple large pieces of space debris have crash landed on farmland in Australia, likely originating from a SpaceX Dragon craft.

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Canadian engineers build launcher that can fire projectiles at 10 km/s

Canadian researchers have developed the Implosion-Driven Launcher (IDL), which can accelerate magnesium projectiles up to 10 km/s.

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New Chinese 'drag sail' successfully tested in space to collect junk

The first-ever rocket equipped with a drag sail has successfully deployed its sail, and it will fall to Earth within two years.

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Russian spacecraft forced to dodge debris from blown up satellite

Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Roscosmos, has shared a video of Russia's Progress MS-20 spacecraft maneuvering to avoid space debris.

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Russia just added to the big problem of space debris

An object from Russia's space agency has recently contributed to the growing problem of space debris in low-Earth orbit.

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US vows to stop satellite killer testing, Russian official fires back

The United States has announced its pledge to end satellite killer testing and has asked the rest of the world to join it.

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NASA spots bus-sized asteroid fast-approaching Earth

NASA is currently tracking an asteroid that is approximately the size of a bus as it makes a very close approach with Earth.

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NASA spots football stadium-sized asteroid fast-approaching Earth

NASA is currently tracking a 1600-foot-wide asteroid approximately the size of a football stadium fast-approaching Earth.

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Anomaly disrupts Astroscale's ELSA-d space debris cleanup tests

Astroscale's ELSA-d mission has had its latest space debris cleanup demonstration disrupted by 'anomalous spacecraft conditions.'

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SpaceX Falcon 9 parts will crash land on the moon in March

The upper stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that launched in 2015 will crash into the far side of the moon on March 4th.

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Pentagon responds to Russia's dangerous anti-satellite weapon test

The US Pentagon has responded to Russia's recent anti-satellite weapon test that put astronauts aboard the ISS in danger.

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Elon Musk chimes in on the space debris controversy caused by Russia

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has commented on the controversy surrounding a recent Russian anti-satellite missile that caused space debris.

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NASA delays astronaut spacewalk out of fear, space dangers increasing

NASA canceled a spacewalk five hours before it was meant to commence to maintain the safety of the astronauts venturing out.

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Satellite to perform its riskiest Earth fly-by yet, will go to the Sun

The European Space Agency's satellite that is headed towards monitoring the Sun will perform its riskiest fly-by of Earth yet.

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$1.5 million pledged to solving space debris after serious incident

A branch of the US Armed Forces has pledged $1.5 million towards solving the issue of space debris after a recent incident.

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Hear the ISS crew prepare to escape to Earth from Russian space debris

The moment the International Space Station crew found out they had to scramble from space debris can be listened to here.

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Russia blew up its own satellite, telescope spots scary space debris

Russia decided it would test its anti-satellite weapon on one of its own satellites, and the result of that test has been imaged.

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Russia defends its 'dangerous' choice to explode one of its satellites

After facing heavy criticism, Russia is defending its decision to explode one of its satellites with an anti-satellite weapon.

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Chinese anti-satellite weapon test forces ISS to dodge space debris

The International Space Station forced into dodging space debris that has come from a Chinese anti-satellite weapon test.

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Magnets may be the solution to the ever-growing problem of space junk

Space junk circling Earth is exponentially growing, and if the problem isn't solved, it will threaten future space exploration.

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Apple co-founder moves to build 'the Google maps of space'

A co-founder of Apple has announced that his new company is moving towards the goal of building the 'Google maps of space'.

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Space junk collided with a robotic arm on the ISS causing a hole

International Space Station robotic operations noticed a hole in one of the robotic arms aboard the floating space laboratory.

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Space junk hits 'tipping point' should be global priority, says expert

A former NASA senior scientist for orbital debris research has said that space junk has reached a critical 'tipping point'.

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Scientific real-time map tracking 200 'ticking time bombs' near Earth

Scientists and researchers have created an almost real-time map that is tracking 200 'ticking time bombs' out in near-Earth space.

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58 years of space junk in 60 seconds looks awesome, terrifying

Space debris is a serious problem, so watch this neat animation that shows a time lapse of space junk show up from 1957 to now.

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