Articles tagged "low-earth orbit"

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All-sky camera captures mysterious flashes

All-sky camera (ASC) often records strange flashes. What could it be?“They are not iridium flares because they are stationary,” said James Beauchamp, an amateur astronomer who hosts the meteor camera for Sandia National Labs and New Mexico State University, and

October 19, 2011

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Space debris forces ISS astronauts to evacuate the station

The six-member crew of the International Space Station took shelter in two Russian Soyuz spacecraft early Tuesday because of a predicted close approach by an unknown piece of space debris.Safety procedures are put into effect when radar tracking indicates debris

June 28, 2011