Articles tagged "space junk"

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Space debris entry recorded over Los Angeles, California

A piece of space junk, possibly parts of Delta II rocket launched back in 1989, entered Earth's atmosphere at around 06:23 UTC on January 30, 2020, and disintegrated over Los Angeles, California. The event lasted up to 20 seconds. It was recorded from Los...

January 30, 2020

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Space debris re-entry over Florida on July 3, 2019

A Chinese CZ3 rocket body entered Earth's atmosphere around 06:16 UTC (02:16 EDT) on July 3, 2019, creating a spectacular show over Florida, U.S. The event lasted about 30 - 40 seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 23 reports by 17:30 UTC from...

July 03, 2019

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Cosmos 2430 Missile Early Warning Satellite re-entry recorded over New Zealand

Russian Cosmos 2430 early warning satellite, launched 11 years ago, re-entered Earth's atmosphere on January 5, 2018, producing a spectacular show to all New Zealanders lucky enough to witness it. The object was first seen shortly after 20:58 NZDT (07:58 UTC)...

January 05, 2019

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Destructive re-entry of Soyuz rocket's Block I recorded over Corsica and Sardinia

A destructive re-entry of a part of Russian Soyuz rocket launched March 21 was observed and recorded over the French Riviera, Tuscany and southern Italy at 01:30 UTC on Sunday, March 25, 2018. The event reportedly caused panic as many people thought it was Chinese...

March 26, 2018

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CZ-3B rocket body re-entry recorded over Paraguay

The body of Chinese Long March 3B rocket, also known as CZ-3B, launched December 10, 2017, re-entered Earth's atmosphere around 05:52 UTC on March 10 over Paraguay, creating a spectacular show. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received just one witness report...

March 12, 2018

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Impressive rocket re-entry over South America, large fragment found in Peru

Residents of eastern Brazil and northern Peru witnessed a rare atmospheric re-entry of a recently launched rocket that ended up hard landing in pieces over South America. The rocket was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 26, 2017, carrying...

January 29, 2018

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Dealing with space debris, preventing chain reaction

During April 18 - 21, experts from around the world will meet at ESA’s European Space Operations Centre, Darmstadt, Germany for the 7th European Conference on Space Debris discussing the extent of the space debris problem and what can be done to ensure that...

April 11, 2017

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Swarm-B on possible collision course with space debris

US armed forces’ Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) has identified a close approach for ESA's Swarm-B satellite forecast to occur at 23:10 UTC on January 25, 2017. The forecast miss distance is just 361 m (1 184 feet), and this triggers a risk above the...

January 24, 2017

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Massive chunk of space debris slams into Myanmar

A massive chunk of space debris has fallen from the sky on Thursday, November 10, 2016 and hit a jade mining area in Hpakant, Kachin state, Myanmar. At about the same time, another piece of metal emblazoned with Chinese writing tore through the roof of a nearby...

November 11, 2016

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Several meteor-like objects land in Kerala's Peermade, India

Several meteor-like objects survived their passage through the Earth's atmosphere and landed near the city of Peermade in the Indian state of Kerala on October 18, 2016. District Collector G.R. Gokul said for The Hindu that the image of the objects from Peermade...

October 19, 2016

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Mysterious lights streak across San Diego sky, California

Mysterious lights were seen streaking across the sky in San Diego, California on Monday night, August 15, 2016. The prime suspect, at this time, is man-made space debris. The lights were reported between 21:35 to 21:37 local time in the sky over the 3300 block of El...

August 17, 2016

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Space junk: Garbage circles above you

Did you get an accurate weather report today? Watch television? Use a GPS? If so, give credit where credit is due: thank a satellite. These orbiting objects actually do even more, too. A few of their other jobs include creating maps, taking photos, providing global...

August 10, 2016

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Fiery re-entry of China's Chang Zheng 7 rocket over the Western US

A slow moving bright streak of light burst across the night sky over California, Utah and Nevada around 21:36 PTD on Wednesday, July 27 (04:36 UTC on July 28). Images and videos of the event immediately sent social media into a frenzy. The event lasted for over 30...

July 28, 2016

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Rise of atmospheric CO2 can cause more space junk collisions

Rise of atmospheric carbon dioxide in upper level of Earth's atmosphere is expected to gradually result in a cooler, more contracted high-altitude atmospheric layer or thermosphere, and a consequent reduction in the atmospheric drag experienced by satellites,

November 12, 2012

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Second big satellite set to resist re-entry burn-up, ROSAT to fall in October

There is more space junk headed our way next month. A defunct German space telescope called ROSAT is set to hit the planet at the end of October – and it even is more likely than UARS to cause injury or damage in populated areas.NASA calculates a 1-in-3200 chance

September 24, 2011

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Huge defunct satellite falling to Earth faster than expected

NASA space junk experts have refined the forecast for the anticipated death plunge of a giant satellite, with the U.S. space agency now predicting the 6 1/2-ton climate probe will plummet to Earth around Sept. 23, a day earlier than previously reported.The defunct

September 17, 2011