Space Debris News

2023: The year of growth for the UK space sector

Discover how the UK space sector needs to overcome the potential dangers posed by space debris to satellite launches in the future.

Global action required to clean up space junk

Scientists have called for a legally-binding treaty to ensure Earth’s orbit is not harmed by space junk as the global space industry grows.

NASA mission sheds light on the evolution of asteroid debris

When natural impacts occur in space, asteroid debris flies off at the point of collision between the objects.

Exciting new 3D invention can target and remove space junk

Norwegian company SINTEF is developing a new 3D robot that explores the surface of planets and identifies space junk.

UK Government funds £1.84 billion for Earth observation programmes

Discover what the UK Government's £1.84 billion in funding to support the Earth Observation sector means for the UK space industry.

Featured Space News

CUA polymer-fibre satellite micropropulsion systems readying for launch

CU Aerospace is preparing to launch a series of innovative micropropulsion systems for flight on satellites in the near future. Champaign-Urbana Aerospace (CUA) has developed...

Capturing a Universal understanding from James Webb Space Telescope Images

Dr Massimo Robberto, an AURA Observatory Scientist from the Space Telescope Science Institute, details the galactic journey to capture the first breathtaking James Webb...

Using software technologies to enable spacecraft trajectory optimisation

Dr Ryne Beeson, Senior Scientist at CU Aerospace, shares new and enabling capabilities optimising the design of spacecraft trajectories to achieve mission objectives. The advent...

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Demonstrating repeated magnetic capture for space debris removal future 

Highlighting a way forward for space debris removal, Astroscale’s End-of-Life Services by Astroscale-demonstration (ELSA-d) effectively tested its capacity to capture its client spacecraft utilising the servicer’s magnetic capture system. 

Significant steps towards tackling the dangers of space junk have been achieved

Researchers at the University of Warwick are tackling the challenges posed by space junk with a groundbreaking new research centre in the UK.

CU Aerospace: reducing space debris with micropropulsion systems

CU Aerospace is working to reduce dangerous space debris with the development of its responsible space micropropulsion systems. Spun out of the University of Illinois...

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Space Junk

Space debris, also known as ‘space junk’, refers to any artificial material that is orbiting Earth but is no longer functional.

With an increasing number of satellites being launched into space each year, the problem facing global space agencies is that of space debris becoming a rising concern with its potential to damage expensive and functional space technology.

Innovation News Network brings you the latest news from those looking to tackle the threat space debris can pose.