Accident postponed into space, 2 large pieces of satellite-rocket debris survived colliding

Accident postponed into space, 2 large pieces of satellite-rocket debris survived colliding

New York There has been news of a big relief in the space sector. The risk of a possible collision between the Russian satellite lying idle as debris in space and a potential Chinese rocket has been averted. However, California-based space debris tracking ...

11 days ago

Swirling Fragments of Past Space Endeavors: Threatening Our Future in Space

Swirling Fragments of Past Space Endeavors: Threatening Our Future in Space

Debris and defunct launcher stages in the Geostationary ring. Aging satellites are known to release debris and explosions can occur due to residual energy sources. The resulting fragments can be thrown back and cross the Geostationary orbit. For this ...

11 days ago

A defunct Soviet satellite and a Chinese rocket booster collide in space

A defunct Soviet satellite and a Chinese rocket booster collide in space

For some time this week, it looks like the orbit around Earth could be impacted between two space junks that could be harmful to other moons. The two.

11 days ago

A defunct Soviet satellite and Chinese rocket booster nearly collided in space

A defunct Soviet satellite and Chinese rocket booster nearly collided in space

For a while this week, it looks like there could be an impact in orbit around the earth between two pieces of space junk that might cause harm to other.

11 days ago

Two large pieces of space debris almost collided with Earth – PGR

Two large pieces of space debris almost collided with Earth – PGR

The rejected Chinese rocket position and the Soviet-era satellite collided with Earth almost overnight. This collision would have created a large amount.

12 days ago

Space junks are at higher risk of colliding

Space junks are at higher risk of colliding

Scientists were assuming a big collision between two space junks roaming near the Earth orbit. The junks missed each other by 82 feet.

12 days ago

Two large pieces of space junk nearly collided in 'high risk' situation, Report

Two large pieces of space junk nearly collided in 'high risk' situation, Report

In case you hadn't already heard: Space junk is becoming a real problem. There's so much manmade trash floating around in Earth's orbit that it's actually posing a danger to future space missions and even ongoing programs like the International Space ...

12 days ago

Weather Talk: Space litter is bad for the orbital environment

Weather Talk: Space litter is bad for the orbital environment

The space surrounding Earth is getting too full of rocket garbage, things like abandoned rocket stages and old satellites.

12 days ago

Weather Talk: Space litter is bad for the orbital environment

Weather Talk: Space litter is bad for the orbital environment

The space surrounding Earth is getting too full of rocket garbage, things like abandoned rocket stages and old satellites.

12 days ago

Two large pieces of space junk barely avoid collision

Two large pieces of space junk barely avoid collision

New York, October 17 In a big relief, two large pieces of orbital debris barely avoided colliding with each other this week although the chances of a smashup were calculated to be over 10 per cent by.

12 days ago

Two large pieces of space junk barely avoid collision

Two large pieces of space junk barely avoid collision

New York, Oct 17 (IANS): In a big relief, two large pieces of orbital debris barely avoided colliding with each other this week although the chances of a smashup were calculated to be over 10 per cent by California-based space tracking company LeoLabs.

12 days ago

Two large pieces of space debris almost collided with the Earth – BGR.

Two large pieces of space debris almost collided with the Earth – BGR.

An abandoned Chinese rocket stage and a Soviet-era satellite almost collided on Earth overnight. The collision created a large amount of new space debris.

12 days ago

Why we don't know exactly what happened during a near-collision in space

Why we don't know exactly what happened during a near-collision in space

Space traffic experts tracked two pieces of orbital garbage that appeared to be careening toward each other on Thursday night: a defunct Soviet satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket booster. Ultimately, the two objects narrowly missed each other, ...

12 days ago

Why we don't know exactly what happened during a near-collision in space

Why we don't know exactly what happened during a near-collision in space

Space traffic experts tracked two pieces of orbital garbage that appeared to be careening toward each other on Thursday night: a defunct Soviet satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket booster. Ultimately, the two objects narrowly missed each other, ...

12 days ago

Space junk almost collided with space junk, making more space junk

Space junk almost collided with space junk, making more space junk

A discarded Chinese rocket stage and a Soviet-era satellite nearly collided over Earth overnight. The collision would have created a huge amount of new space debris and made our current space junk problem even worse.

12 days ago

Why we don't know exactly what happened during a near-collision in space

Why we don't know exactly what happened during a near-collision in space

(CNN) — Space traffic experts tracked two pieces of orbital garbage that appeared to be careening toward each other on Thursday night: a defunct Soviet satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket booster. Ultimately, the two objects narrowly missed each other, ...

12 days ago

Why we don't know exactly what happened during a near-collision in space

Why we don't know exactly what happened during a near-collision in space

Space traffic experts tracked two pieces of orbital garbage that appeared to be careening toward each other on Thursday night: a defunct Soviet satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket booster. Ultimately, the two objects narrowly missed each other, ...

12 days ago

Why we don't know exactly what happened during a near-collision in space

Why we don't know exactly what happened during a near-collision in space

Objects in space are tracked with telescopes and radars operated by governments and private companies, but they are hesitant to share their data with each other.

12 days ago

Why we don't know exactly what happened during a near-collision in space

Why we don't know exactly what happened during a near-collision in space

Space traffic experts tracked two pieces of orbital garbage that appeared to be careening toward each other on Thursday night: a defunct Soviet satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket booster. Ultimately, the two objects narrowly missed each other, ...

12 days ago

Near miss in space tracked from New Zealand

Near miss in space tracked from New Zealand

A defunct satellite and an orbiting used rocket had a near miss on Friday afternoon, narrowly avoiding a devastating collision.

12 days ago

2 Large Pieces Of Space Junk Nearly Collided In 'High Risk' Situation

2 Large Pieces Of Space Junk Nearly Collided In 'High Risk' Situation

2 Pieces Of Space Junk, Each About Weight Of A Compact Car, Had Close Encounter On October 15 Some 620 Miles Above Earth…

12 days ago

Two massive pieces of space junk avoid collision — by the length of just five transport trucks

Two massive pieces of space junk avoid collision — by the length of just five transport trucks

Two massive pieces of space junk narrowly missed each other Thursday night, after their orbits around Earth set them on a near-collision course that could have spelled disaster for future space operations. A discarded Russian satellite and a Chinese rocket ...

12 days ago

Trap the Trash

Trap the Trash

A spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) has been given responsibility for a EUR?100 million project by the European Space Agency, ESA. ClearSpace SA now heads a consortium developing the first debris removal ...

12 days ago

Two massive pieces of space junk avoid collision — by the length of just five transport trucks

Two massive pieces of space junk avoid collision — by the length of just five transport trucks

Two massive pieces of space junk narrowly missed each other Thursday night, after their orbits around Earth set them on a near-collision course that could have spelled disaster for future space operations. A discarded Russian satellite and a Chinese rocket ...

12 days ago

Two massive pieces of space junk avoid collision — by the length of just five transport trucks

Two massive pieces of space junk avoid collision — by the length of just five transport trucks

Two massive pieces of space junk narrowly missed each other Thursday night, after their orbits around Earth set them on a near-collision course that could have spelled disaster for future space operations. A discarded Russian satellite and a Chinese rocket ...

12 days ago

Two massive pieces of space junk narrowly miss each other, avoiding disastrous collision

Two massive pieces of space junk narrowly miss each other, avoiding disastrous collision

The two objects, a Russian satellite and a Chinese rocket, passed within 70 metres of each other, about the length of five transport trucks.

12 days ago

What happens if two bits of space junk actually collide?

What happens if two bits of space junk actually collide?

On 22 September, the three astronauts serving aboard the International Space Station (ISS) were ordered to shelter near an escape craft in the Russian segment of the station. Nasa had detected a large piece of space debris heading towards them and ...

12 days ago

Space is getting filled by junk and debris, posing a grave risk

Space is getting filled by junk and debris, posing a grave risk

Certain mitigation steps that have been developed by researchers are that of using Reusable Rocket technology during the initial phases itself and also the building of spacecrafts that can withstand the harsh environment of space without getting disintegrated ...

12 days ago

Space collision avoided as defunct Soviet satellite, Chinese rocket body pass without incident

Space collision avoided as defunct Soviet satellite, Chinese rocket body pass without incident

The amount of space debris encircling the Earth did not dramatically increase on Thursday, as a defunct Soviet satellite and spent Chinese rocket body made their narrow approach without colliding.

12 days ago

2 large pieces of space junk nearly collided in 'high risk' situation

2 large pieces of space junk nearly collided in 'high risk' situation

A dead satellite and an old rocket part, each roughly the size of a small car, would have littered orbit with space junk if they had smashed into each other.

12 days ago

Russian and Chinese Space Junk Narrowly Avoided a Collision Yesterday

Russian and Chinese Space Junk Narrowly Avoided a Collision Yesterday

Segments of an old Russian satellite and a Chinese rocket pass within 70 meters of each other in low Earth orbit.

13 days ago

Russian and Chinese Space Junk Narrowly Avoided a Collision Yesterday

Russian and Chinese Space Junk Narrowly Avoided a Collision Yesterday

Segments of an old Russian satellite and a Chinese rocket pass within 70 meters of each other in low Earth orbit.

13 days ago

Two Pieces Of Space Junk Narrowly Avoid 32800 Miles Per Hour Collision

Two Pieces Of Space Junk Narrowly Avoid 32800 Miles Per Hour Collision

The two objects were huge, and travelling seriously quickly.

13 days ago

Defunct Russian Satellite, Chinese Rocket Avoid High-Risk Collision

Defunct Russian Satellite, Chinese Rocket Avoid High-Risk Collision

California-based company LeoLabs recently warned that a defunct Russian satellite that was launched in 1989 and a discarded Chinese rocket stage could collide Thursday evening.

13 days ago

Two huge pieces of space junk narrowly avoid 'one of worst space crashes ever'

Two huge pieces of space junk narrowly avoid 'one of worst space crashes ever'

The close encounter took place 616 miles above the South Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of Antarctica, according to tracking company LeoLabs.

13 days ago

This collision may increase space debris around Earth by 20 per cent

This collision may increase space debris around Earth by 20 per cent

Space debris is a serious issue. Pieces of defunct satellites and remains from previous space missions pose huge threat to satellites that are currently running. Global communication and countless other functions are dependent on these satellites. But a small ...

13 days ago

Earth's Orbit To Get Crowded; 2 Big Pieces Of Space Junk Likely To Collide Tonight

Earth's Orbit To Get Crowded; 2 Big Pieces Of Space Junk Likely To Collide Tonight

The California based tracking company Leo Labs has revealed that two giant pieces of Space debris are approaching the Earth. Read more details here.

13 days ago

Two large masses of space debris may collide tonight, and fill the Earth's low orbit with junk

Two large masses of space debris may collide tonight, and fill the Earth's low orbit with junk

'This is probably one of the potentially worst accidental collisions that we've seen for a while'

13 days ago

Phew! 2 big hunks of space junk zoom safely past each other in near-miss

Phew! 2 big hunks of space junk zoom safely past each other in near-miss

Two big pieces of orbital debris — a defunct Russian navigation satellite and a spent Chinese rocket body — apparently whizzed safely past each other high over the South Atlantic Ocean on Thursday evening (Oct. 15).

13 days ago

A dead Soviet satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket body just avoided colliding in space and exploding into ...

A dead Soviet satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket body just avoided colliding in space and exploding into ...

A dead Soviet satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket body seem to have avoided a collision on Thursday night, after satellite-tracking company LeoLabs calculated.

13 days ago

Pieces of orbiting space junk 'avoid collision'

Pieces of orbiting space junk 'avoid collision'

Two items of space junk expected to pass close have avoided collision, said a Silicon Valley start-up which uses radar to track objects in orbit. LeoLabs had said a defunct Russian satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket segment were likely to come within ...

13 days ago

Two Space Objects Are on Track for a Possible Collision, Experts Say

Two Space Objects Are on Track for a Possible Collision, Experts Say

An old Chinese rocket stage launched over 20 years ago and a defunct military satellite made in the USSR are about to pass within 12 metres (40 feet) of each other on...

13 days ago

A dead Soviet satellite and an old rocket booster could collide in space tonight

A dead Soviet satellite and an old rocket booster could collide in space tonight

Space traffic experts are tracking two pieces of orbital garbage that appear to be careening toward each other: A defunct Soviet satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket booster that are.

13 days ago

Space CATASTROPHE: Russian and Chinese space junk at 'very high risk' of high speed crash

Space CATASTROPHE: Russian and Chinese space junk at 'very high risk' of high speed crash

RUSSIAN and Chinese discarded space junk are at a 'very high risk' of a collision tonight, with observers afraid of dangerous debris spreading across the Earth's atmosphere.

13 days ago

A dead Soviet satellite and an old rocket booster could collide in space tonight

A dead Soviet satellite and an old rocket booster could collide in space tonight

Space traffic experts are tracking two pieces of orbital garbage that appear to be careening toward each other: A defunct Soviet satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket booster that are expected to nearly miss each other — with a slight chance of colliding ...

13 days ago

Two large masses of space debris may collide tonight, and fill the Earth's low orbit with junk

Two large masses of space debris may collide tonight, and fill the Earth's low orbit with junk

'This is probably one of the potentially worst accidental collisions that we've seen for a while'

13 days ago

Two Dead Satellites May Collide Tonight. That's Really, Really Bad.

Two Dead Satellites May Collide Tonight. That's Really, Really Bad.

On Tuesday, LeoLabs, a company that monitors the paths of space junk in low-Earth orbit, announced on Twitter it was tracking a potential conjunction—that's space-speak for a mid-orbit crash—tonight between a defunct Soviet satellite and a discarded ...

13 days ago

LeoLabs tracking “high risk” orbital collision probability today

LeoLabs tracking “high risk” orbital collision probability today

Most of the aerospace world is expected to be watching the skies over Antarctica and New Zealand over the next few hours. Earlier this week, LeoLabs Inc, a company that tracks objects in Low Earth Orbit, issued a statement regarding two large objects which ...

13 days ago

A rocket booster and a dead satellite might collide tonight, illustrating the 'ticking time bomb' of space debris

A rocket booster and a dead satellite might collide tonight, illustrating the 'ticking time bomb' of space debris

If it happens, the collision would likely produce thousands of pieces of space debris, the most since an active communications satellite operated by Iridium and a dead Russian satellite crashed into each other in 2009.

13 days ago

Pieces of orbiting space junk set for very close pass

Pieces of orbiting space junk set for very close pass

Two pieces of old space junk may come within 25m of each other, according to a Silicon Valley start-up which uses radars to track objects in orbit. LeoLabs has been monitoring the paths of a defunct Russian satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket segment.

13 days ago

Satellite collision could create ring of debris for more than 100 years

Satellite collision could create ring of debris for more than 100 years

LeoLabs chief executive warns 53000kmh space smash would be a "high consequence event".

13 days ago

A dead Soviet satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket body could collide in space Thursday night, exploding into ...

A dead Soviet satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket body could collide in space Thursday night, exploding into ...

If they collide, the satellites would explode into a cloud of dangerous, high-speed debris — augmenting a space-junk problem that's getting worse.

13 days ago

Two large masses of space debris may collide tonight, and fill the Earth's low orbit with junk

Two large masses of space debris may collide tonight, and fill the Earth's low orbit with junk

'This is probably one of the potentially worst accidental collisions that we've seen for a while'

13 days ago

Two hunks of space junk could collide Thursday

Two hunks of space junk could collide Thursday

There are millions of pieces of space junk orbiting just above Earth including a Russian navigation satellite and remnants of a Chinese rocket that are set to collide Thursday.

13 days ago

Two hunks of space junk could collide Thursday

Two hunks of space junk could collide Thursday

There are millions of pieces of space junk orbiting just above Earth including a Russian navigation satellite and remnants of a Chinese rocket that are set to collide Thursday.

13 days ago

2 big pieces of space junk could collide tonight

2 big pieces of space junk could collide tonight

Two big pieces of space junk are zooming toward a close approach that will occur Thursday (Oct. 15) at 8:56 p.m. EDT (0056 GMT on Oct. 16), according to California-based tracking company LeoLabs.

13 days ago

Getting Rid Of All The Space Junk In Earth's Backyard

Getting Rid Of All The Space Junk In Earth's Backyard

Space, as the name suggests, is mostly empty. However, since the first satellite launch in 1957, mankind began to populate the Earth orbit with all kinds of spacecraft. On the downside, space also became more and more cluttered with trash from defunct or ...

13 days ago

Dead Russian satellite and discarded Chinese rocket are at 'very high risk' of colliding at 33000mph tonight - and could ...

Dead Russian satellite and discarded Chinese rocket are at 'very high risk' of colliding at 33000mph tonight - and could ...

The defunct Russian Kosmos-2004 satellite and the dead Chinese Chang Zheng 4C rocket are floating in orbit; The two are on separate paths but may meet in a dramatic collision late Thursday evening (1:56am BST Friday); The impact could add up to 20 per ...

13 days ago

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