Japan recently launched a “space junk” collector made of fishing net. The spacecraft will collect millions of trash left by satellites and rockets in space.
The "Technosphere," though not yet a widely acknowledge word, is a term to represent all the human-made machinery, devices, and marvels in the world. For many scientists, the continuous increase in the development of technology, modernization, and urbanization has made the technosphere at a worrying weight.
A large metallic object fell from the sky and landed in Myanmar on Thursday. Residents from the nearby area they were surprised when they heard a loud bang followed by some minor shaking from the ground. Fearing the incident as a natural calamity, the locals were even more taken aback to find that a massive piece of unidentified material has crashed into a mine.
A window from the Cupola module of the ISS has a 7-mm diameter crack due to a flying metal debris. But despite obvious sign of damage, ESA said the ISS is still 100 percent safe.
ESA launched Clean Space to start cleaning the debris left in the Earth's orbit. They said there are about 700,000 pieces of space debris catalogued and they pose a threat to space missions and the Earth as well.
Astroscale have launched maiden projects, IDEA OSG and ADRAS 1, designed to locate and collect space waste.
The United States Air Force and space industry media have revealed that a satellite which had been orbiting the Earth for the greater part of two decades exploded in early February, strewing debris that is worrying some experts. Now, the European Space Agency (ESA) has released a hasty assessment of this danger.
In an effort to secure and eliminate potentially threatening space debris orbiting around Earth, the European Space Agency (ESA) is considering resorting to harpooning these tumbling satellites, according to their press release.
Following the mid-flight failure of a Russian Proton rocket, which appeared to break up during its third stage of flight on Friday, there have been several conflicting reports from various countries as to whether or not debris from the rocket reached the Earth's surface.
An ultra-fast bionic arm - that can catch all sorts of objects thrown in its direction - could potentially grasp space debris, a growing problem recently brought to the attention of the US House of Representatives.
Experts gathered May 9 at a US House of Representatives hearing called "Space Traffic Management: How to Prevent a Real Life Gravity," warning others of the imminent dangers space debris poses to space travelers and satellite operation if rules aren't established to control these whizzing pieces of metal.