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)

Air pollution from reentering megaconstellation satellites could cause ozone hole 2.0

By Tereza Pultarova, Published by, 7 June 2021 When defunct satellites burn in the atmosphere, they leave behind chemicals that could damage the ozone layer and affect how much light Earth absorbs. Chemicals released as defunct satellites burn in the atmosphere could damage Earth’s protective ozone layer if plans

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Rocket Man vs the Earthlings!

By Ian Birrell, Published by the Mail on Sunday, 5 June 2021 Elon Musk hopes to colonise Mars. But first he must overcome a problem on THIS planet – furious families who say his spacecraft are ruining their peaceful homes There cannot be many more idyllic spots for those seeking

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Currently, the U.S. government’s space tracking mission is still handled by the Pentagon. Getty Images

As Space Junk Multiplies, Pentagon Is Stuck Tracking It for Civilians

By Jacqueline Feldscher, Published by Defense One, 27 May 2021 Private industry is launching at a pace with which the military’s space-surveillance system can’t keep up. Now lawmakers say the Commerce Department’s fix is running late. It’s been nearly three years since the U.S. Commerce Department was ordered to start

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