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Rendition of Orbital Debris. Credit iStockPhoto
Credit: NASA ODPO and David Wright (UCS)
Orbital Debris in LEO, 1960-2010. Credit: NASA ODPO
2009 Iridium-Cosmos Debris Field Evolution. Credit: NASA ODPO
2007 Chinese ASAT Test Debris Field Evolution. Credit NASA OPDO / Wired Magazine
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You Should Worry (a Little) About Falling Space Debris
A satellite's fiery reentry over Melbourne is a reminder of the danger of putting too much junk in space More»
Russian space trash blazes through Australian sky, gives beautiful show
Mysterious fireball that blazed through the skies over Australia wasn't an asteroid, but rather a piece of Russian space junk. More»
Failed satellite threatens to wreak havoc in geostationary orbit
A failed Russian satellite tumbling uncontrollably in space is threatening to damage operating spacecraft in geostationary orbit More»
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Nov
18

2014 Workshop on Orbital Debris Education and Research
November 18, 2014 12:00 p.m. College Park Marriot, University of Maryland Campus More»

Aug
2

40th Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) Scientific Assembly
August 2, 2014 Moscow, Russia More»

Sep
29

65th International Astronautical Congress (IAC)
September 29, 2014 Toronto, Canada More»