Japanese space scientists are set to trial a tether they hope will help pull junk out of orbit around Earth, clearing up tonnes of planetary clutter.
The space station's trusty old Treadmill Vibration Isolation System will be dumped in July after being superseded by the recently installed Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill (C.O.L.B.E.R.T.) Continue reading →
Who's the biggest space polluter on the planet? Why that would be China.
Three and a half years after China intentionally blew up a satellite as part of a weapons test, 97 percent of the debris remains in orbit.
The International Space Station and other spacecraft that fly relatively close to Earth have a new orbital road hazard.
A defunct NASA science satellite will be plunging back to Earth soon, sparking concerns that some debris might shower down on populated areas.
Tuesday morning, space station astronauts took shelter in their Soyuz "lifeboats" as space debris passed uncomfortably close to the orbiting outpost.