space junk

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
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
Forget climate change, now space junk will destroy the Arctic!

Forget climate change, now space junk will destroy the Arctic!

If climate change wasn't enough, unfortunately, this refuge is not expected to last for long, due to an intrusion from space. You heard that right!

Jun 03, 2016, 00:31 AM 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
Watch: Mysterious space junk 'WT1190F' crashes into Indian Ocean!

Watch: Mysterious space junk 'WT1190F' crashes into Indian Ocean!

 The object - most likely man-made space debris from some previous lunar or interplanetary mission - burned up on reentry and was not a threat to anyone on Earth.

Nov 14, 2015, 09:59 AM IST
Mysterious space junk to crash into Earth in November

Mysterious space junk to crash into Earth in November

Scientists predict that the object will plummet to Earth at about 6.15am on November 13 from above the Indian Ocean.

Oct 27, 2015, 10:37 AM IST

Russia 'busts satellite spy ring': Space commander

Russia has uncovered a group of spy satellites, the head of its space command said in a film broadcast on Sunday, which warned of "enemy" satellites that could masquerade as space junk.

Apr 12, 2015, 20:19 PM IST
Object 2014-28E : A Russian space weapon or space junk?

Object 2014-28E : A Russian space weapon or space junk?

A mysterious object launched by Russia earlier this year has been tracked by the Western space agencies, sparking fears and concerns of a defunct Kremlin project to destroy satellites.

Nov 19, 2014, 22:30 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

Pop songs, talkback radio helping astronomers track harmful space junk

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.

Dec 01, 2013, 11:52 AM IST

Plans to clean up space debris underway

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.

Apr 23, 2013, 18:10 PM IST

NASA to clear space junk with gas puffs

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

Apr 13, 2012, 21:36 PM IST

Space junk misses station astronauts

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

Mar 25, 2012, 09:04 AM IST

ISS moves up and out of way of debris

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

Jan 14, 2012, 09:40 AM IST

Russian spacecraft to crash to Earth Jan 15

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.

Jan 13, 2012, 08:27 AM IST

ISS avoids collision with space junk

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.

Sep 30, 2011, 10:25 AM IST

Space junk littering orbit; might need cleaning up

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

Sep 02, 2011, 09:04 AM IST

Stars to help track space junk

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

May 29, 2011, 13:14 PM IST