Space cleanup net successfully captures first "debris" in orbit

Technology designed to clean up space has captured its first bit of simulated space debris in orbit. Part of the RemoveDEBRIS mission led the the University of Surrey, a cubesat designated DS-1 inflated a balloon on September 16 that acted as a target for the RemoveDEBRIS satellite, which fired a weighted net developed by Airbus from a range of seven meters (23 ft) and successfully snared the "debris.".. Continue Reading Space cleanup net successfully captures first "debris" in orbit Category: Space Tags: Debris International Space Station Space Junk University of Surrey

Space cleanup net successfully captures first "debris" in orbit

Technology designed to clean up space has captured its first bit of simulated space debris in orbit. Part of the RemoveDEBRIS mission led the the University of Surrey, a cubesat designated ...

Wed 19 Sep 18 from Gizmag

A cloud-covered world

Between serious duties, an astronaut finds time for photography and electronic music.

Wed 19 Sep 18 from Cosmos Magazine

Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain

When meteorologists downgraded Hurricane Florence from a powerful Category 4 storm to a Category 2 and then a Category 1, Wayne Mills figured he could stick it out.

Tue 18 Sep 18 from Phys.org

Hurricane Florence Is Exposing Major Problems With How We Categorize Storms

Florence was technically downgraded, but it's still a life-threatening hurricane

Fri 14 Sep 18 from TIME

UK will be kicked out of EU programme that keeps it safe from space debris hurtling towards Earth in event of no-deal Brexit, government warns

Programme would be responsible for warning the country if a satellite was dropping towards the Earth

Thu 13 Sep 18 from The Independent

Video: Staring down Hurricane Florence

"Ever stared down the gaping eye of a category 4 hurricane? It's chilling, even from space," says European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst (@Astro_Alex), who is currently living and working ...

Thu 13 Sep 18 from Phys.org

China appears to be accelerating development of a super-heavy lift rocket

The Long March 9 rocket would be on par with the Saturn V booster.

Wed 19 Sep 18 from Ars Technica

Did a 'downgraded' Florence contribute to a false sense of security?

The famed 1 to 5 Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale, which only measures wind speed, may not the best way to gauge a storm's ferocity, experts say. Hurricane Florence was 'downgraded,' ...

Wed 19 Sep 18 from USA today

See if you can find the Great Wall of China in this ISS image - CNET

A view from the International Space Station view puts the landmark into perspective.

Mon 17 Sep 18 from CNET

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