NASA is Hosting the First International Orbital Debris Conference

December 9–12, 2019 Sugar Land, Texas, USA The goal of the conference is to highlight orbital debris research activities in the United States and to foster collaborations with the international community. The 4-day conference will cover all aspects of micro-meteoroid and orbital debris research, mission support, and other activities. Register for the Conference Here Advertisements

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NASA: Indian Anti-Missile Test Increased Orbital Debris and Threat to ISS, Set Dangerous Precedent

India’s space agency (ISRO) launched a missile at their own satellite, Microstat-R, in an orbit below 300km in an anti-satellite test. NASA’s Administrator Jim Bridenstine said the U.S. had identified 400 pieces of debris from the test and that 24 pieces of debris are known to have landed in orbits above the ISS, which orbits […]

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Stellar Genesis is off the ground!

Our sister site, StellarGenesis.com has launched! Head over there and check out what the team has been working on: Project DataFromDust, which seeks to build a scientific instrument to be included in an upcoming NASA lunar mission. Stellar Genesis is a collaborative space technology development organization founded in the idea that everyone has something to […]

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Kepler Mission Discovers Earth-like Planet in the Habitable Zone of a Star Similar to Our Own

Today, NASA announced the discovery of the first near-Earth-size planet found in the habitable zone of a star similar to our sun (a G2-type star).  Named for the mission which discovered it, Kepler-452b is 60% larger in diameter than the Earth; bigger, but still likely to be a rocky planet.  It has a 385-day orbit […]

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Big Things Come in Small Packages: JEM-EUSO Innovation Could Protect ISS From Small Debris

One might assume that the largest space debris would be the most dangerous.  While high budget films and fantastical scenarios may lead one to this conclusion, it is actually the smaller space debris which can do the most damage. For large debris, the International Space Station and other satellites can take evasive maneuvers and avoid impact. […]

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