Space debris

There's a graveyard for space debris on Earth; NASA calls it 'spacecraft cemetery'

There's a graveyard for space debris on Earth; NASA calls it 'spacecraft cemetery'

NASA calls it the perfect dumping place for dead and dying spacecraft.

Oct 24, 2017, 12:11 PM IST
Ultra-thin craft to wrap and destroy space debris in the offing – Read

Ultra-thin craft to wrap and destroy space debris in the offing – Read

The Brane Craft, being developed by US-based Aerospace Corporation, is a flexible and less than half the thickness of a human hair.

Sep 11, 2017, 16:12 PM IST
What's new on TRAPPIST-1 system? Life forms from one planet can spread to others in just 10 years

What's new on TRAPPIST-1 system? Life forms from one planet can spread to others in just 10 years

Triggering a new research into this path-breaking finding of TRAPPIST-1 planets, researchers led by Sebastiaan Krijt, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago, analysed whether life forms from one planet can seed life in other planets, owing to their closeness.

May 01, 2017, 17:08 PM IST

Space debris problem getting worse, say scientists

In less than a quarter of a century, the number of orbiting fragments large enough to destroy a spacecraft has more than doubled, a conference in Germany heard.

Apr 18, 2017, 23:50 PM IST
Japan's unmanned experimental probe fails to get rid of space debris

Japan's unmanned experimental probe fails to get rid of space debris

The space cargo ship left the ISS on January 28 and re-entered the atmosphere on Monday, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has confirmed.

Feb 06, 2017, 21:55 PM IST
Japan all set to test new 'fishing mesh' to drag out space debris next year!

Japan all set to test new 'fishing mesh' to drag out space debris next year!

The space clean-up is important because it will help safe guard astronauts and about $900 billion worth of space stations, satellites and other infrastructure relied on for tele communications, weather forecasting, Earth-monitoring and navigation.

Dec 02, 2016, 23:59 PM IST
Watch: This is the amount of 'space junk' orbiting our Earth!

Watch: This is the amount of 'space junk' orbiting our Earth!

Turns out a lot of space in the space has been invaded! According to NASA, there are over 50,000 pieces of debris (space junk) traveling at speeds up to 17,500 mph around the Earth.

Dec 28, 2015, 19:58 PM IST
Time to clean up space junk mess, says NASA

Time to clean up space junk mess, says NASA

It was unclear if the object called WT1190F actually landed.

Nov 16, 2015, 16:40 PM IST
Is the world going to end in 2015?

Is the world going to end in 2015?

The signs of the time are simply going stronger – earthquakes, storms are becoming frequent and fiercer.  

Nov 04, 2015, 13:35 PM IST

Russia to deploy new systems to detect space objects

Moscow: Russia will deploy dozens of new-generation early warning stations by 2018 to detect space objects such as debris and meteorites, Russia's Aerospace Defence Forces (VKO) said Monday.

Nov 18, 2014, 09:01 AM IST
Space debris: ISRO chief raises concern over satellites' safety

Space debris: ISRO chief raises concern over satellites' safety

ISRO chairman K Radhakrishnan Tuesday raised concern over the safety of satellites due to space debris and batted for a comprehensive space policy for the country.

Nov 11, 2014, 19:05 PM IST

ISRO conducts special analysis for satellite safety: Govt

Space debris,Satellite safety,itendra Singh

Jul 24, 2014, 19:45 PM IST

ESA satellite to remove space junk

A new European mission aims to rendezvous a satellite with the hazardous space debris to render it harmless by netting it like fish.

Jun 02, 2014, 14:51 PM IST

Call for control of space debris

People are working on the real-life problem of orbiting space debris that was dramatised in the Oscar-winning film `Gravity`, and are trying to extend the public attention created by the movie.

May 10, 2014, 15:50 PM IST

Space debris can make future space missions impossible

There may soon be so much debris in orbit around the Earth that future space missions could become impossible, scientists have warned.

Mar 16, 2014, 15:35 PM IST

Scientists set to laser-blast orbiting space debris

Scientists have reportedly come up with a plan that would use lasers to remove orbiting space debris.

Mar 11, 2014, 21:39 PM IST

Mini `space cop` satellites to control traffic in space

A team of scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are using mini-satellites that work as " space cops" to help control traffic in space.

Feb 07, 2014, 12:47 PM IST

Japan scientists test tether to clear up space junk

Japanese space scientists are set to trial a tether they hope will help pull junk out of orbit around Earth, clearing up tonnes of planetary clutter, they said Thursday.

Jan 16, 2014, 20:09 PM IST

US, Canada sign agreement to share data on space debris

The United States and Canada have signed an agreement to share data on orbiting space debris, asteroids and other hazards to space flight, the US military said on Friday.

Jan 11, 2014, 06:58 AM IST

Research programme to tackle asteroids and space debris

Leading scientists will push the boundary of studies on deflecting asteroids and manipulating space debris under a new programme of Britain`s University of Strathclyde that aims to protect the earth from catastrophic impacts.

Nov 18, 2013, 19:25 PM IST