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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
The Kessler Syndrome: 10 Interesting and Disturbing Facts
Low Earth Orbit is the home of the International Space Station and of other thousands of satellites. It is also becoming a hazardous arena littered with mindless space junk and inoperable spacecraft orbiting at outrageous speeds. More»
‘Gravity’ is not so far fetched about a space catastrophe
In one of last year’s most popular movies, Gravity, moviegoers experienced a gut-wrenching drama while rooting for Sandra Bullock to survive a dangerous encounter with space junk. Fiction? Yes, but not so far fetched. More»
Australian company signs deal to track space junk
With a global system of sensors, initially at EOS at Mount Stromlo, Canberra, and a new facility in Western Australia, operators can be informed of the risk of damage from space debris so they can move satellites. 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»

Sep
29

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

Oct
20

7th International Association for Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) Conference
October 20, 2014 Friedrichshafen, Germany More»