The worst case Starlink scenario? We could be ‘right on the edge’ of Kessler syndrome

By Chris Young, Published by Interesting Engineering, 11 August 2022 And cleaning up the resulting space debris would be like 'collecting bullets'. SpaceX's Starlink mega-constellation is growing at rocket speed. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently announced that the private space company expects "over 4,200 Starlink satellites in operation within 18 months", constituting

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5 Weapons You’ll See on the Battlefield of the Future, Influenced by Russia’s War in Ukraine

By Kyle Mizokami, Published by Popular Mechanics, 1 August 2022 The war in Ukraine, like every war, has seen innovation and the rise of new weapon systems.The five-month-old war has elevated drones, rockets, and electronic warfare as new masters of the battlefield.Weapons like HIMARS rocket systems were primed and ready

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‘Like an alien obelisk’: space debris found in Snowy Mountains paddock believed to be from SpaceX mission

By Natasha May, Published by the Guardian, 1 August 2022 Astrophysicist Brad Tucker says he often gets calls from people who think they’ve found space junk but the scorched metal found by two farmers is ‘very real’ The Australian Space Agency is investigating space debris found in farmland in the

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Space tourism from companies like SpaceX, Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin could undo work to repair ozone layer, study finds

By Tim Baker, Published by Sky News, 27 June 2022 Chemicals which damaged the ozone layer were banned in the 1980s by the Montreal Protocol, and since then the protective shield has started to replenish. But the services being touted by Elon Musk, Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos could threaten

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