Space Debris Has Hit The International Space Station

A piece of space debris has hit and damaged part of the International Space Station - namely, the Canadarm2 robotic arm. It's a reminder that the low-Earth orbit's space junk problem is a ticking time bomb.

A Spacecraft That Could Grab Dead Satellites With Magnets

The company, called Astroscale, has designed a spacecraft with a magnetic plate that can attach to dead satellites. That enables it to pull the satellites into a freefall.

Satellites Would be Able to De-Orbit Themselves at the end of Their Life

There are at least 34,000 pieces of large debris in Low Earth Orbit. Now spanish scientists has come up with a simple but elegant idea: equip future satellites with a tether system so they can de-orbit themselves at the end of their lives.

Scientists fire harpoon on mission to eradicate space junk

A spacecraft has successfully fired a harpoon into a target orbiting Earth in an operation that could help clean-up the tonnes of space junk threatening telecommunications satellites.

Some of our best hopes for mitigating the threat of space debris

In 60 years of space exploration, we've placed almost 7,000 satellites in orbit. Less than a third still function. The rest is dangerous junk - and their number is growing. Here's how we might mitigate the threat.

Avoiding space junk with the Falcon Telescope Network

The Falcon Telescope Network is spreading across the globe. The telescopes will be able to identify any space debris in orbit around Earth that is larger than 10cm by picking up any sunlight that the space trash reflects.

Falcon 9 Launched a Space Junk Sweeper Into Orbit

A Monday SpaceX launch also carried an unconventional cargo: an experimental system known as RemoveDEBRIS, which scientists hope will help clean up Earth’s space junk-littered upper atmosphere.

This Ultrathin Craft Could Soon Envelop and Destroy Space Junk

At least 500,000 pieces of space debris threaten satellites and astronauts, but an US -based company says it has a new approach for taking out the garbage.

Space junk is a problem but don't blame it on ISRO

The ISRO sent 104 satellites into orbit on Wednesday and the wild applause was soon followed by growing mutterings about India's space agency adding to space junk.