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China defends rocket debris, says it's held to different standards than other countries
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China defends rocket debris, says it's held to different standards than other countries

Hua Chunying said Beijing was being treated unfairly, the American media romanticises their launches and space debris free falls.

Debris from China's Long March 5B rocket is hurtling towards Earth, expected to crash next week
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Debris from China's Long March 5B rocket is hurtling towards Earth, expected to crash next week

It could land anywhere from New York, Madrid and Beijing and as far south as southern Chile and Wellington, New Zealand.

Asteroids on collision course with Earth can be detected, tracked by new telescopes
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Asteroids on collision course with Earth can be detected, tracked by new telescopes

Named Flyeye, it will survey the night sky for fast-moving objects and flag them for human researchers to further investigate.

Debris removal: Space law is an important part in the fight against space junk
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Debris removal: Space law is an important part in the fight against space junk

While trying debris removal technologies, it is also imperative that authorities work out the best ways to regulate space activity.

Japan plans to create wooden satellites which they hope will cut down on space junk
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Japan plans to create wooden satellites which they hope will cut down on space junk

Takao Doi said all satellites that re-enter Earth’s atmosphere “burn and create tiny alumina particles which will float in the upper atmosphere for many years”.

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.

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.

Space is a major legal void, international law needs an update since it was last written
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Space is a major legal void, international law needs an update since it was last written

So far, only France has stipulated in its own laws that any satellite in low orbit must be removed from orbit in 25 years.

Space junk, astrobiology, law: Hottest space sciences that will explode in 2019
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Space junk, astrobiology, law: Hottest space sciences that will explode in 2019

2019 will be big for all things space, going by the International Astronautical Congress this year.

Tossed net successfully captures space debris in an orbit-clean up mission
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Tossed net successfully captures space debris in an orbit-clean up mission

The net, about 16 feet across and its target will eventually fall out of orbit together and burn up.

The 100 kg spacecraft deployed by ISS is set to clean up space junk orbiting the Earth
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The 100 kg spacecraft deployed by ISS is set to clean up space junk orbiting the Earth

The experiment is important as there are thousands of pieces of space debris circulating the planet, many travelling faster than a speeding bullet.

Australian scientists to use lasers to 'zap' space junk
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Australian scientists to use lasers to 'zap' space junk

Scientists believe there are more than 300,000 pieces of debris in space, made up of everything from tiny screws and bolts to large parts of rockets, mostly moving in low orbits around Earth at tremendous speed.

200 kg titanium object falls from the sky; lands in Siberia
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200 kg titanium object falls from the sky; lands in Siberia

It’s not from a spacecraft, neither is it from a satellite nor from a rocket; fumble officials from the Russian Federal ...

Update: UARS enters Earth, NASA denies any damages to surroundings
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Update: UARS enters Earth, NASA denies any damages to surroundings

NASA's decommissioned, veteran satellite, the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS), which was believed to make a fall, this month, has arrived.