Debris from ASAT tests creating ‘bad neighborhood’ in low Earth orbit: Analyst

A new LeoLabs’ software tool allows insurers to visualize collision risks to client satellites. (Image: LeoLabs) By Theresa Hitchens, Published by Breaking Defense, 16 June 2023 Russian and Chinese anti-satellite tests are responsible for "pretty much 20 percent" of "conjunction" warnings, that is predictions that two space objects are likely

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The atmospheric reentry process generates extreme heat and mechanical loads, which lead to the satellite's disintegration at the altitude of about 45 miles. (Image credit: ESA)

Space debris problem spurs a bold change in US government regulations

By Elizabeth Howell, Publishd by, 12 April 2023 The Federal Communications Commission plans to streamline its space activities to meet fast-growing space safety needs. The fast-growing space debris issue is top of mind at a new space-focused division of the U.S. government. "Satellite and orbital debris rules" will be one of

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US ‘Swarm Of Satellites’ Can Exhaust Russian, Chinese ASAT Missiles; Help To Track Hypersonic Weapons

By Parth Satam, Published by the Eurasian Times, 8 April 2023 The US aims to overwhelm Russian and Chinese anti-satellite weapons with the Space Development Agency’s (SDA) 500 communications, data transfer, and missile tracking satellites. The first batch of 10 satellites was launched on April 2. SDA director Derek M.

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