President Trump has signed a directive to establish Space Force

Space has the prospect of one day getting a bit cleaner as a satellite harpooned a piece of simulated debris in low Earth orbit. The University of Surrey announced that its RemoveDEBRIS technology demonstrator satellite deployed a target panel at the end of a 1.5 m (4.9 ft) boom, then skewered it with a metal harpoon traveling at 20 m/s (44.7 mph, 72 km/h) as part of a series of experiments to test various space debris clean up techniques... Continue Reading Experimental satellite successfully uses harpoon to skewer space junk Category: Space Tags: Debris ESA International Space Station

Trump signs 'Space Force' directive

President Donald Trump signed an order Tuesday outlining his vision for a new "Space Force" that could one day become a separate military branch on an equal footing to the Army and Navy.

Wed 20 Feb 19 from Phys.org

Trump moving closer to goal of creating a Space Force

President Donald Trump is moving closer toward his goal of creating a Space Force, just not as the separate military department he envisioned.

Tue 19 Feb 19 from Phys.org

Experimental satellite successfully uses harpoon to skewer space junk

Space has the prospect of one day getting a bit cleaner as a satellite harpooned a piece of simulated debris in low Earth orbit. The University of Surrey announced that its RemoveDEBRIS ...

Sun 17 Feb 19 from Gizmag

Space junk: Harpoon tested to clean up space

New footage from a space mission shows the latest idea to collect space junk.

Sun 17 Feb 19 from BBC News

Harpoon impales and captures space junk floating in orbit

RemovalDEBRIS test follows years of collaboration between Airbus, the University of Surrey and the Surrey Satellite Technology firm

Fri 15 Feb 19 from The Independent

Dark flight and debris: lessons from the end of China’s space station

When Tiangong-1 crashed into the ocean last year, lots of scientists were watching. Richard A Lovett reports.

Tue 12 Feb 19 from Cosmos Magazine

Trump Signs Directive to Establish ‘U.S. Space Force’

President Trump on Tuesday signed a directive to establish a new branch of the military dedicated to handling threats in space. The United States Space Force will become the sixth division of ...

Wed 20 Feb 19 from Geek.com

Trump Signs Directive to Create a Military Space Force

The Space Force just took a big step from sci-fi-sounding dream toward reality.

Wed 20 Feb 19 from Livescience

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