CO2 emissions could mean more dangerous space junk

Rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are leaking out to the edge of space and interfering with satellites, new research shows.

Satellite swarm could blast away asteroids

Scottish engineers have come up with a new way of dealing with asteroids that threaten the Earth - firing lasers at them from a swarm of small satellites flying in formation.

Space junk threatens satellites and space station

A recently published report warns that space junk poses a clear and present danger to orbiting satellites and the International Space Station (ISS).

Asteroid set for near-miss today

A house-sized asteroid is set to miss Earth by a whisker later today, passing just 7,600 miles above the surface.

Japan goes fishing for space junk

Japan's space agency, JAXA, is reportedly working on a device to catch space junk - in collaboration with a fishing net company.

Miniature satellite ejected in space

Yesterday, NASA for the first time successfully ejected a nanosatellite from a free-flying microsatellite, marking a big step forward for efforts to clear space junk using solar sails.

Ground-based laser system to track space junk

An Australian company is to build the world's first automated laser system to track dangerous space junk.