Tag Archives: Orbital Debris

VP Mike Pence addresses the space traffic jam

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Trump administration is getting set to sign off on a new set of procedures for managing space traffic and minimizing space junk, Vice President Mike Pence said today. During an opening address to the 34th … Continue reading

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Tiangong-1 space lab burns up over the Pacific

China’s Tiangong-1 space lab is no more. The 8.5-ton spacecraft re-entered the atmosphere at about 5:15 p.m. PT today (00:15 GMT on April 2) over the Pacific Ocean, and any pieces that survived the fiery plunge should have fallen into … Continue reading

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Chinese space lab heads for a fall this weekend

After months of tracking China’s uncontrollable Tiangong-1 space lab, satellite watchers have narrowed down the time frame for its final, fiery plunge through the atmosphere — and it’s this weekend. Get the full story on GeekWire.

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Chinese space junk sparks meteor reports

A bright streak in the sky generated hundreds of meteor sighting reports from Southern California to British Columbia, but it didn’t take long for the flash to be traced to the re-entry of a Chinese rocket stage. The fireball was … Continue reading

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Mystery object’s breakup caught on video

Scientists flying on an instrument-laden jet captured great video views of a mysterious space object known as WT1190F as it streaked through the air and burned up over the Indian Ocean today. The pictures were put on the Web just … Continue reading

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Mystery space object heads for Indian Ocean

Is it a spent Apollo rocket stage from the ’60s? A scary space rock? Whatever it is, the mysterious object known as WT1190F is zooming in from deep space – and it’s expected to go out in a blaze of … Continue reading

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