Tagged With Space Junk

Japan is developing wooden satellites to send into orbit by 2023 to cut down on space junk


About 1 in 40 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.


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 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.



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


China's first space station was decimated in a fireball over the South Pacific -- here's how it went from launch to crashing back to Earth



The Chinese space station hurtling toward Earth has crashed over the South Pacific


Why it's so hard to tell where the Chinese space station Tiangong-1 will crash


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


China's out-of-control space station may release a toxic chemical when it crashes



These may be the last photos of the Chinese space station before it falls to Earth


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