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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Long-range missile defense radar ready to ‘plug in’ at NORTHCOM within ‘months’

By Theresa Hitchens, Published by Breaking Defense, 10 August 2022 The LRDR not only will improve ballistic missile tracking for homeland defense, but also will contribute to space domain awareness, said Northern Command's Director of Operations Brig. Gen. Joey Lestorti. SMD 2022 — Northern Command is wrapping up testing of

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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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With Over 8000 Satellites In Space, Chinese Scientists Use ‘New Technique’ To Clean Up Threatening Space Junk

By Tanmay Kadam, Published by The Eurasian Times, 10 July 2022 Chinese space scientists used an enormous space sail to deorbit a recently launched Long March 2 rocket, China’s state-owned Global Times reported on July 6. This was the first such experiment ever performed on a rocket. This deorbiting sail

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Wealthy Nations Carving Up Space & Its Riches

By Theodora Ogden, Published by Consortium News, 13 May 2022 The future of space could be a gold rush for resources – and not everyone will benefit Satellites help run the internet and television and are central to the Global Positioning System. They enable modern weather forecasting, help scientists track

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China ‘Deeply Alarmed’ By SpaceX’s Starlink Capabilities That Is Helping US Military Achieve Total Space Dominance

By Tanmay Kadam, Published by EurAsian Times, 9 May 2022 Of late, Chinese military observers have been increasingly concerned about the potential of SpaceX’s Starlink satellite network in helping the US military dominate space, especially so, in the wake of the Ukraine war, where Elon Musk activated Starlink satellites to

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ASAT Ban Aimed at Presenting US as Defender of Sanctity of Space Which It Surely is Not

Published by Sputnik News, 20 April 2020 Vice President Kamala Harris announced on 19 April Washington's commitment to a ban on anti-satellite missile testing (ASAT) while visiting Vandenberg Space Force Base and called upon others to jump on the US bandwagon. What's behind the Biden administration's space initiative? "I would

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