The growing threat of space debris

The continuing growth of space debris poses an increasing threat to satellites and space shuttles.

ISS moves to dodge space junk

The International Space Station will tomorrow be forced to change orbit to dodge a piece of space junk, Russian news agencies are reporting.

Tiny rocket thrusters to propel satellites

Thrusters no bigger than a penny could soon be moving satellites around, thanks to MIT engineers.

Crippled Russian probe set to hit Earth within days

The stricken Russian spacecraft, Phobos-Grunt, is likely to crash to Earth on Sunday or Monday, say scientists tracking its path.

DARPA wants to recycle dead satellites

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has kicked off an initiative to harvest and re-use valuable components from dead satellites in geosynchronous orbit (GEO).

Junk-tracking satellite sends back first signals

Boeing has received the first signals from its Space Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) satellite following its launch on Saturday night from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.