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ESA satellite to remove space junk

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 14:51

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

Pop songs, talkback radio helping astronomers track harmful space junk

Last Updated: Sunday, December 01, 2013, 11:52

Scientists have discovered a surprising new way to keep a check on space junk and prevent any catastrophic collisions with Earth - by using pop songs, talkback radio and highly advanced science.

Plans to clean up space debris underway

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 18:10

As space experts are meeting to try to solve the growing problem of space junk, British scientists have invented a harpoon that could punch a hole in space debris and send it crashing safely back down to Earth.

NASA to clear space junk with gas puffs

Last Updated: Friday, April 13, 2012, 21:36

NASA hopes to sweep away more than half a million pieces of space junk, adrift in the skies, with a radical solution.

Space junk misses station astronauts

Last Updated: Sunday, March 25, 2012, 09:04

The debris came closest at 2:38 a.m. EDT.

ISS moves up and out of way of debris

Last Updated: Saturday, January 14, 2012, 09:40

The International Space Station has moved up and out of the way of a softball-sized piece of space junk.

Russian spacecraft to crash to Earth Jan 15

Last Updated: Friday, January 13, 2012, 08:27

A Russian spacecraft designed to burnish the nation`s faded space glory in a mission to one of Mars` moons has turned into one of the heaviest, most toxic pieces of space junk ever.

ISS avoids collision with space junk

Last Updated: Friday, September 30, 2011, 10:25

The Russian Mission Control has carried out an emergency adjustment of the International Space Station`s orbit to avoid its possible collision with a piece of an old Russian launch vehicle.

Space junk littering orbit; might need cleaning up

Last Updated: Friday, September 02, 2011, 09:04

Space junk has made such a mess of Earth`s orbit that experts say we may need to finally think about cleaning it up.

Stars to help track space junk

Last Updated: Sunday, May 29, 2011, 13:14

Optical techniques developed to observe and position GEO satellites using telescopes.

Lasers could zap space junk

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 12:59

NASA has proposed using a low-powered, ground-based laser to avoid collisions among space debris.

Space junk as dangerous as weapons: Scientists

Last Updated: Friday, December 24, 2010, 15:20

Space debris are equally dangerous as the weapons, warn scientists.