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Space Debris Removal

WATCH: You Won't Believe How Much Stuff Is Orbiting The Earth

The Huffington Post | Gregory Fink | Posted 03.13.2014 | Science

There's a lot of stuff floating around our planet, including dangerous space junk as well as working satellites. But scientists are floating some crea...

Tool For Space Debris Cleanup Faces Key Test | Miriam Kramer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Japanese scientists are getting ready to launch a test of a space junk-cleaning tether, according to press reports. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agenc...

Visualizing Space Policy Failure

Azum Z. Ali | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Azum Z. Ali

Space is one of the hardest global policy issues, and one where a failure of imagination can create irreparable ruin. For example, a 2007 anti-satellite missile launch by China created a debris cloud that will last for centuries.

With Ecuador's Only Satellite Hit by Russian Space Debris, Liability Should be Established

Wang Ting | Posted 07.29.2013 | Science
Wang Ting

Ecuador's first and only satellite collided with a Russian rocket fragment last week, reigniting the debate over the need for an international organization that would monitor space debris and find those who ignored international norms liable for costs.

PHOTOS: Space Junk Making A Mess In Orbit

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- A satellite that will monitor the clutter in Earth orbit is scheduled to launch Saturday, nearly three months later...