Space Debris News

UK Space Agency awards two projects £4m to combat space junk

The UK Space Agency is financing two UK-based companies – ClearSpace and Astroscale – £4m to tackle hazardous space junk.

Time to act: Tackling space debris

Tim Flohrer, Head of the Space Debris Office at ESA, discusses the increasing challenge of space debris and emphasises why we must take immediate...

Achieving space sustainability with Space Situational Awareness

Northern Space and Security Limited (NORSS) emphasises the importance of Space Situational Awareness in achieving space sustainability. Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and Space Surveillance and...

NORSS: Committed to space sustainability

As the space environment becomes ever more intrinsic to the way we live our lives, Northern Space and Security Limited explains how we can...

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. 

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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...

RSS-Hydro: Active participants in the digital revolution of the space sector

RSS-Hydro is joining a collaborative effort to participate in the digital revolution of the space sector in Luxembourg. We are in an era of interconnectivity...

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 The European Space Agency and Clear Space SA sign contract for world’s first space debris removal mission

The European Space Agency (ESA) is signing an €86 million contract with an industrial team led by the Swiss start-up ClearSpace SA to purchase...

Space debris detected for the first time during the day

According to scientists at the University of Bern, Switzerland, space debris has been observed by scientists for the first time during the day. On 10...

ESAs plans for the future of space and defence

ESA Director-General Jan Wörner speaks to TIP about space debris and ESAs plans for removal, as well as about Space19+ and the contentious issue...

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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.