Tagged With Space Debris

About 3% of SpaceX's Starlink satellites may have failed. That's not too bad, but across a 42,000-spacecraft constellation it could spark a crisis.


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


Elon Musk's Tesla and its 'Starman' driver just flew past Mars for the first time, 2 years after SpaceX launched the car into the void



There's a spacecraft graveyard in the middle of the ocean. Here's what's down there.


'Unknown' space debris almost flew within 1 mile of the International Space Station. As junk builds up in orbit, the danger of collisions is growing.


A dead NASA space telescope and an old Air Force satellite avoided a crash on Wednesday, beating 'alarming' odds



SpaceX's Starlink internet satellites could make astronomy on Earth 'impossible' and create a space-junk nightmare, some scientists warn


A new radar system will track 250,000 tiny pieces of space junk. It may help prevent snowballing collisions that could cut off our access to orbit.


Europe's space agency says it dodged a SpaceX satellite because the company wouldn't move it out of the way. Buggy software may be to blame.


'A terrible, terrible thing': NASA said India's satellite destruction created so much space junk it now threatens the safety of the International Space Station


India's anti-satellite missile test may have created 6,500 pieces of space junk larger than a pencil eraser, according to a new simulation


India's anti-satellite missile test just moved humanity closer to a space-junk nightmare scenario



The biggest meteorites in history that have plummeted to Earth and survived


Here's the first real footage of a spacecraft shooting a net and catching a satellite


Astronomers aren't happy with an artist who's about to send a new 'star' into space aboard a SpaceX rocket


Something punched a hole in the International Space Station while astronauts were sleeping



A Chinese space station is about to crash to Earth -- here's what it was doing


Billionaires plan to launch tens of thousands of new satellites. Experts are working hard to ensure this doesn't lead to a disaster that ends human access to orbit.


China's out-of-control space station will soon fall to a fiery doom -- and no one is sure where its pieces will crash


China's bus-size space station could crash to Earth in about five hours -- or sooner