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Dead Satellite Puts Space Agency In Tight Spot

Posted 10.08.2012 | Science

By: Peter B. de Selding, Space News Published: 10/08/2012 02:22 PM EDT on SPACE.com NAPLES, Italy — The European Space Agency (ESA) faces the ...

Dead Satellite May Be Space Junk For HOW Long?

Posted 05.12.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 05/11/2012 11:35 AM EDT on SPACE.com An enormous Earth-observing satellite that was officially declared dead in space W...

Scientists Puzzle Over Key Satellite's Mysterious 'Death'

Posted 05.09.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 05/09/2012 11:04 AM EDT on SPACE.com The European Space Agency declared the death of its massive Earth-observing sat...

Why Are There 15,000 Pieces Of Junk In Orbit?

| David Wright | Posted 03.15.2012 | Science

Early in the Space Age, little thought was given to objects left in orbit as part of satellite launches. But as the number of those objects has grown,...

Falling Satellite Enters Earth's Atmosphere

AP | JUERGEN BAETZ | Posted 12.22.2011 | Technology

BERLIN — A defunct German research satellite crashed into the Earth somewhere in Southeast Asia on Sunday, a U.S. scientist said – but no ...

Fragments Of Falling Minivan-Sized Satellite May Crash Into Earth At 280 MPH

AP | Posted 12.21.2011 | Green

BERLIN -- German scientists say they expect pieces of a defunct satellite hurtling toward the atmosphere to hit Earth this weekend. Andreas Schuetz, ...

NASA Suggests Location Of Fallen Satellite

AP | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green

The fallen satellite mystery may have been solved. There was some mild panic around the world that a piece of a falling dead satellite the size of ...

Dead NASA Satellite Will Soon Fall To Earth, Probably Won't Hit Anyone

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 11.08.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — A dead NASA satellite will soon fall to Earth, but the space agency says there is very little chance that a piece of it will hit so...

Disabled Spy Satellite Threatens Earth

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — A large U.S. spy satellite has lost power and could hit the Earth in late February or early March, government officials said Saturd...