space junk

Penny-sized thrusters developed to propel nanosats


August 19th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Scientists have developed a penny-sized rocket thruster that could soon power the movement of tiny satellites or nanosats in orbit.The device, designed by Paulo Lozano, associate ... Read more...

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Spacebots only way to find ETs: expert


April 19th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Deploying self-replicating robots or exobots in space explorations could be the only way to find extraterrestrial life and clean up space junk, says an expert. "Developing ... Read more...

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NASA to clear space junk with gas puffs


April 13th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) NASA hopes to sweep away more than half a million pieces of space junk, adrift in the skies, with a radical solution.It is looking at ... Read more...

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Astronauts rush to safety as space junk whizz by


March 25th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) Six International Space Station (ISS) astronauts rushed to safety as a piece of a Russian satellite whizzed by.The astronauts orbiting 320 km above the planet were ... Read more...

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NASA exploring ways to clean up space debris


March 12th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Tampa (US), March 12 (IANS) Faced with increasing threats of space debris, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is actively exploring ways to clean up the outer space.Donald ... Read more...

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ISS avoids collision with space junk


September 30th, 2011 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) 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 ... Read more...

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Asteroid hit will be catastrophic for India, US, China


June 30th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) If an asteroid hits India, US or China, these countries will suffer a catastrophic loss of lives and be crippled beyond the possibility of any recovery, ... Read more...

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Unidentified space debris narrowly misses ISS


June 28th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 28 (IANS) A piece of unidentified debris narrowly missed the International Space Station (ISS) Tuesday while the crew evacuated into two Soyuz spacecraft to avoid a possible collision, ... Read more...

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Rare celestial spectacle awaits skygazers


June 24th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) A rare celestial spectacle awaits skygazers Monday when a newly-found asteroid - 2011-MD - will pass between 10,000-12,000 km above earth, a scientist said Friday. It ... Read more...

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Stars to help track space junk


May 29th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) Soon a method to track geostationary objects, including space debris, could be in place, using the position of the stars.A team of researchers from the Royal ... Read more...

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Space junk safely passes International Space Station (ISS)


April 6th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by BNO News
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (BNO NEWS) -- A piece of space junk passed the International Space Station (ISS) at a close distance on Tuesday afternoon but the crew did not have to take ... Read more...

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International Space Station on alert for incoming space junk


April 6th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by BNO News
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (BNO NEWS) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is considering to order three astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to take shelter because of incoming space ... Read more...

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Lasers could zap space junk


March 16th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 16 (ANI): Scientists at NASA have proposed using a low-powered, ground-based laser to avoid collisions among space debris, and possibly even reduce the amount of debris in orbit.Debris orbiting Earth ... Read more...

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‘Fishing net’ to collect space debris


February 3rd, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 3 (IANS) Japan's space agency and a 100-year-old fishing net company have designed a huge net to collect space junk, a British report said. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and ... Read more...

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New radar net to track space debris whizzing around Earth


January 28th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): Space surveillance experts at the US Air Force are currently developing a new system that will better detect, report and track thousands of pieces of space junk as ... Read more...

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Space junk as dangerous as weapons, warn scientists


December 24th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Space debris-hundreds of thousands of pieces of space junk including broken satellites, discarded rocket stages and lost spacewalker tools-that crowd the corridors of Earth orbit now, are equally ... Read more...

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Sandra Bullock to star alongside Robert Downey Jr. in ‘Gravity’?


October 8th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 08 (ANI): Sandra Bullock is in talks with Warner Bros. to star with Robert Downey Jr. in 'Gravity'.The movie is set in outer space in which her character struggles ... Read more...

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Space cooperation with India vitally important, says US


June 29th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June (IANS) Recognising the emergence of new spacefaring nations like India, President Barack Obama focuses on international cooperation on issues ranging from controlling space junk to national-security projects ... Read more...

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Space junk may crash earth’s communication networks


May 28th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/London, May 28 (IANS) Junk of abandoned rockets, shattered satellites and missile shrapnel in space may cause collision between satellites, destroying communication facilities on earth, the US defence department has warned. According to ... Read more...

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Atlantis docks for last time at space station


May 16th, 2010 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (DPA) The Atlantis shuttle docked Sunday on its last mission to the space station after some tense hours about dodging a piece of orbiting debris. NASA officials debated through Saturday ... Read more...

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Soon, laser ‘tractor beams’ to clear up space junk


April 30th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 30 (ANI): Now a tractor beam could prevent the accumulation of space debris-including all the dead satellites, discarded rocket boosters and other junk-in the Earth's orbit, suggests an expert.Space-flight engineer ... Read more...

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Midwestern Region Witnesses Meteor Shower


April 15th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Apr 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The northern region of Illinois and other Midwestern areas were greeted with the spectacle of meteor shower, according to reports. The National Weather Service in the ... Read more...

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Sonic Boom Resounds In California As Discovery Shuttle Returns


September 12th, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar After finishing the 14-day space mission successfully, space shuttle Discovery returned to Earth Friday afternoon, with it resounding signature sonic boom, when it cruised across the California coastline, in its ... Read more...

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Space shuttle Discovery lands in California


September 12th, 2009 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (DPA) The space shuttle Discovery touched down in California Friday after weather concerns had prevented its scheduled landing in Florida Thursday. The 5.53 p.m. (0053 GMT) landing at Edwards Air ... Read more...

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Astronauts inspect Endeavour’s heat shield before landing


July 30th, 2009 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (Xinhua) Astronauts inspected the space shuttle Endeavour's heat shield one more time with lasersand cameras before their scheduled landing on earth Friday, NASA has said. Endeavour's thermal protection system was ... Read more...

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UFO causes mountain fire in Australia


June 20th, 2009 - 12:42 am ICT by John Le Fevre
Australian authorities are unable to explain what caused a fire on a remote mountain range in central Queensland.Authorities were alerted a to a bright flash striking the mountain at around 6.30am local ... Read more...

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‘UFO’ hits Queensland Mountain


June 19th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 19 (ANI): In the latest UFO riddle to grip Australia, a flaming object has been spotted crashing into a mountain in central Queensland.The spectacle was initially treated as a possible ... Read more...

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NASA examines long stretch of nicks on space shuttle Atlantis


May 13th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Astronauts aboard NASA's space shuttle Atlantis have uncovered a long stretch of nicks on their space shuttle, which are the result of launch debris.They were inspecting ... Read more...

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New ET threat coming, warns Indian-born professor


May 12th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, May 12 (IANS) Scientists have warned that outer space is becoming too crowded with satellites and the debris of dead satellites to pose dangers to mankind.The new extraterrestrial threat ... Read more...

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US military to boost satellite monitoring programme to avoid space smash-up


April 1st, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 1 (ANI): The US military is planning to boost the number of satellites it routinely monitors for the risk of a smash-up with orbiting debris, like the recent collision between ... Read more...

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US space shuttle moves to avoid space junk


March 23rd, 2009 - 8:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (Xinhua) The astronauts aboard the International Space Station and space shuttle Discovery have been instructed to move out of the way of a four-inch piece of space junk, the ... Read more...

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Debris threat prompts International Space Station crew to evacuate


March 13th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 13 (ANI): The threat of a possible collision with a piece of space junk made the three crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) to briefly evacuate the ... Read more...

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Space junk passes ISS, crew evacuates temporarily


March 13th, 2009 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (DPA) The crew of the International Space Station (ISS) briefly evacuated Thursday after ground controllers determined that a piece of space junk was within range for a possible collision. The ... Read more...

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Scientist suggests use of rocket-powered water gun to blow away space junk


March 12th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): An aerospace engineer has suggested the use of rocket-powered water gun to blow away space junk, which includes about thousands of pieces of useless equipment circling Earth.According ... Read more...

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European Space Agency plans space junk detection system


February 17th, 2009 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
Darmstadt (Germany), Feb 017 (DPA) The European Space Agency (ESA) said Monday it hoped to set up its own detection system for space junk instead of relying on US radar to track ... Read more...

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