Texas A&M is conducting research into the idea of a using a slingshot technique to throw space junk into a decay orbit. The slingshot satellite, or Sling-Sat as they’ve named it, would intercept a piece of space debris, “catch” it, and then “throw” it back towards the Earth and into a decay orbit. The Sling-Sat […]Read more "The Slingshot: More Than Just A Childhood Toy, It May Help Clean Up Space"
Spacebook is a nifty tool for the average space-junker. It provides a model of debris around the Earth, and you can sort the debris by status (Backup or Standby, Extended Mission, Nonoperational, Operational, Partially Operational, Spare), orbit (look in the background to see anything outside of low earth orbit), mission (Communications, Early Warning, Navigation, Surveillance, Weather, etc.), owner (country), and by a few other specifications […]Read more "Spacebook: The Everyday Man’s Option for Space Debris Tracking"