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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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Mystery Still Surrounds Iridium Debris Incidents
Two unexplained debris-producing events in 2014 involving active Iridium mobile communications satellites produced 14 pieces of identifiable debris whose source remains unknown. More»
There are 300,000 pieces of garbage orbiting earth, and it's a big problem
Right now, there are more than 300,000 pieces of debris larger than a centimeter in diameter orbiting Earth. More»
After 17 years in orbit, how durable is the International Space Station?
Even though the ammonia leak that forced a partial evacuation of the International Space Station’s U.S. section on Wednesday proved to be a false alarm, the news did raise questions on the station’s durability. More»

13th Hypervelocity Impact Symposium
April 26, 2015 Boulder Colorado More»