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Earth to get a mini-moon in November: NASA expert IDs mystery object as old rocket
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Earth to get a mini-moon in November: NASA expert IDs mystery object as old rocket

The object appears to be an old rocket from a failed moon-landing mission decades ago, finally making its way back to Earth.

International Space Station makes manoeuvre to avoid collision with space debris
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International Space Station makes manoeuvre to avoid collision with space debris

The three crew members abroad relocated to the Soyuz spacecraft as the manoeuvre began, to evacuate if necessary.

Space debris detected in broad daylight for the first time using a powerful laser instrument
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Space debris detected in broad daylight for the first time using a powerful laser instrument

The distance to the object was also determined by scientists using a special, powerful 'geodetic' laser.

Russian space research startup StartRocket plans to remove space debris using foam
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Russian space research startup StartRocket plans to remove space debris using foam

Decades of space exploration has led to a build-up of more than five lakh pieces of useless artificial objects in space.

Space debris weighing 18,000 kgs from a Chinese rocket crashes into the Atlantic Ocean
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Space debris weighing 18,000 kgs from a Chinese rocket crashes into the Atlantic Ocean

The core stage of the rocket was launched on 5 May before re-entering Earth’s atmosphere and crashing off the west coast of northwest Africa.

Issue of space debris brought back into focus after Russian rocket breaks down above Indian Ocean
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Issue of space debris brought back into focus after Russian rocket breaks down above Indian Ocean

A US Airforce unit that detects and tracks artificial objects in Earth’s orbit, has identified 65 pieces from the incident.

Swiss startup ClearSpace signs contract with ESA to make space debris-free
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Swiss startup ClearSpace signs contract with ESA to make space debris-free

The mission, ClearSpace-1, is to find and capture Vespa’s upper stage left in orbit after Vega's launch in 2013.

ESA satellite re-routed in orbit to avoid collision with SpaceX's Starlink constellation
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ESA satellite re-routed in orbit to avoid collision with SpaceX's Starlink constellation

SpaceX cited a bug in its satellite's OS prevented it from seeing the collision risk with ESA's Aeolus satellite.

Awesome simulation of black hole solves 40-year-mystery of their formation
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Awesome simulation of black hole solves 40-year-mystery of their formation

The simulation shows how the inner accretion disk aligns perfectly with the black hole's equator even if the outer part is angled.

Most of the space debris generated due to Mission Shakti has decayed: DRDO chairman
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Most of the space debris generated due to Mission Shakti has decayed: DRDO chairman

He says whatever is left of the debris will dissipate in a "short period of time".

SpaceX's broadband satellites will operate at a low orbit to avoid creating debris
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SpaceX's broadband satellites will operate at a low orbit to avoid creating debris

SpaceX has now announced that 1,584 broadband satellites will be placed into orbit at 550 km.

Pentagon defends Mission Shakti ASAT test, says India has cause to be concerned over 'threats to nation from space'
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Pentagon defends Mission Shakti ASAT test, says India has cause to be concerned over 'threats to nation from space'

US Strategic Command Commander General John E Hyten told members of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee that the first lesson from the Indian ASAT is that they (India) are concerned about threats to their nation from space.

Japanese start-up Astroscale aims to launch 'space sweepers' to clear space debris
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Japanese start-up Astroscale aims to launch 'space sweepers' to clear space debris

The company will conduct a demonstration in 2020 to try and nudge out space debris out of orbit.

NASA and ISRO briefly stopped working together after the Mission Shakti ASAT Test
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NASA and ISRO briefly stopped working together after the Mission Shakti ASAT Test

Neither of 2 letters to ISRO mentions the upcoming Chandrayaan-2 mission or its NASA instruments.

DRDO says debris from Mission Shakti ASAT test poses no danger to space station
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DRDO says debris from Mission Shakti ASAT test poses no danger to space station

There was a temporary risk for 10 days, but we have crossed that period, an official told reporters.

DRDO says India chose much lower orbit for A-SAT test to avoid threat of debris to global space assets
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DRDO says India chose much lower orbit for A-SAT test to avoid threat of debris to global space assets

On Tuesday, the NASA had termed a "terrible thing" India's shooting down of one its satellites, saying the hit-to-kill mission created about 400 pieces of orbital debris.

Pakistan 'deeply concerned' over space debris from India's ASAT test, says 'military dimension' of move can't be overlooked
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Pakistan 'deeply concerned' over space debris from India's ASAT test, says 'military dimension' of move can't be overlooked

Pakistan on Tuesday expressed "deep concern" over the assessment of international experts on the threats resulting from space debris generated by the recently conducted Anti-Satellite missile (ASAT) test by India

Mission Shakti has created 400 pieces of debris, endangered space station: NASA
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Mission Shakti has created 400 pieces of debris, endangered space station: NASA

Risk of collision with the ISS has increased by 44 percent over 10 days: NASA Chief.

DRDO says space debris from anti-satellite test to 'vanish' in less than 45 days
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DRDO says space debris from anti-satellite test to 'vanish' in less than 45 days

DRDO chief said a low-altitude military satellite was picked to reduce the risk of debris left in space.

Mission Shakti: What is Low-Earth orbit? What use is it to space-faring nations like India?
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Mission Shakti: What is Low-Earth orbit? What use is it to space-faring nations like India?

The vast majority of missions to space over the years – manned or unmanned – have been to low-Earth Orbit (LEO).