Illustration of ERS-2 in space. The precise timing and location of its re-entry were difficult to predict. Photograph: ESA/PA

Uncontrolled European satellite falls to Earth after 30 years in orbit

Illustration of ERS-2 in space. The precise timing and location of its re-entry were difficult to predict. Photograph: ESA/PA By Hannah Devlin, Published by The Guardian, 21 February 2024 ERS-2 breaks up into pieces and plummets into the ocean after reentering Earth’s atmosphere An uncontrolled satellite re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere

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A composite image showing rows of Starlink satellites awaiting deployment into low Earth orbit in front of a picture of Earth taken from the International Space Station. (Image credit: SpaceX via X)

SpaceX deorbiting 100 older Starlink satellites to ‘keep space safe and sustainable’

A composite image showing rows of Starlink satellites awaiting deployment into low Earth orbit in front of a picture of Earth taken from the International Space Station. (Image credit: SpaceX via X) By Brett Tingley, Published by Space.com, 14 February 2024 There are still well over 5,000 operational Starlink satellites

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Astronomers have accumulated observations of constellation satellites and run computer simulations of their likely impact to thoroughly understand the magnitude and complexity of the problem. This research informed the discussion at the Satellite Constellations workshops (SATCON1 and SATCON2) and led to recommendations for observatories and constellation operators. (Credit: NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/P. Marenfeld)

Will Megaconstellations alter Earth’s Magnetic Field?

(Credit: NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/P. Marenfeld) Published by spaceweather.com, 3 February 2024 Something unprecedented is happening in Earth orbit. In only a few short years, the satellite population has skyrocketed, more than doubling since 2020. In the past year alone, more satellites have been launched than during the first thirty years of the

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