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ASX-listed satellite communications company Sky and Space Global has signed an agreement with the US Department of Defence under which the two organisations will co-operate on ensuring the avoidance of space junk and other satellites threatening their own satellites.

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Monday, 05 July 2010 23:36

Tracking of space junk gets big boost

On July 8, 2010, the first Space Based Space Surveillance satellite is set for launch for its mission to detect and track space objects, including space junk, in orbit about the Earth. The ability to track such objects will increase from thousands to millions.

 

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On Sunday, March 22, 2009, the International Space Station crew and the STS-119 Discovery crew performed an emergency maneuver in order to avoid a piece of Chinese space junk heading straight for them. Where's a space cop when you need one?


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