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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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News
NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP Satellite team ward off recent space debris threat
Space debris is an ongoing real-life concern for teams managing satellites orbiting Earth, including NOAA-NASA's Suomi NPP satellite. More»
The Atmospheric Wasteland
Half-baked international laws protect the almost one million pieces of defunct space junk by declaring them private property — unable to be removed, except by whoever put them there. More»
CubeSats Crowding Low Earth Orbit Posing Collision Dangers for Space Users, Warns Expert
The increasing number of CubeSats or mini-satellites being launched disregarding guidelines to de-orbit after 25 years is posing a risk to all space users, according to space debris expert Hugh Lewis from the University of Southampton. More»
Events
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»

Oct
29

AE Seminar | The Strength & Mechanics of Asteroids: Implications for Exploration & Mit igation
October 29, 2014 10:00 a.m. Aerospace Engineering Conference Room, 3164 Martin Hall More»