Space Debris

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Distant Space Debris a Threat to Satellites

New observations show we're not tracking a majority of debris in higher orbits.

OGO 1

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Half-ton OGO 1 Spacecraft Set to Reenter

NASA's Orbiting Geophysical Observatory 1, a bus-sized relic of the early Space Age, is set to reenter in the coming week.

An arm to the sun

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Does Starlink Pose a Space Debris Threat? An Expert Answers

SpaceX's Starlink satellites have come under heavy criticism for their potential to clutter the sky. Here's what a space debris expert has to say about it.

Indian ASAT Test

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

What India's Anti-Satellite Test Means for Space Debris

A recent anti-satellite missile test by India added hundreds of pieces of debris to an already cluttered low-Earth orbit.

MCAT

Professional Telescopes

Unique Scope Searches for Space Junk

NASA's new remote observatory located on a windswept island in the mid-Atlantic provides a critical capability for tracking space junk.

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