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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
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RemoveDebris: UK satellite nets 'space junk'
In the news: A British satellite has successfully deployed a net in orbit to demonstrate how to capture space debris. More»
The quest to conquer Earth’s space junk problem
In the news: Zombie satellites, rocket shards and collision debris are creating major traffic risks in orbits around the planet. More»
Aerospace Corp. proposes smallsat GPS transponder for improved space traffic management
In the news: With as many as 20,000 satellites expected to be launched over the next 10 years, space traffic management is projected to become increasingly challenging. More»