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SpaceX executive pitches Starship for space debris cleanup

On Oct 27, 2020
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SpaceX could use its Starship vehicles to clear out space debris in Earth orbit, alongside its more publicized purpose of ferrying people and cargo to the moon and Mars, says Gwynne Shotwell, the company’s president and chief operating officer. Read more: https://t.co/WanwPzNYO1 https://t.co/P6TLkdu36U
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Company officials, including SpaceX founder Elon Musk, say they aim to have the Starship ready for an orbital test flight before the end of 2021, followed by numerous missions to launch satellites, test out in-orbit refueling, and eventually target cargo and crew expeditions to the moon ...

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SpaceX could use its Starship vehicles to clear out space debris in Earth orbit, alongside its more publicized purpose of ferrying people and cargo to the moon and Mars, says Gwynne Shotwell, the company’s president and chief operating officer. Read more: https://t.co/WanwPzNYO1 https://t.co/P6TLkdu36U
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SpaceX executive pitches Starship for space debris cleanup

SpaceX executive pitches Starship for space debris cleanup

Company officials, including SpaceX founder Elon Musk, say they aim to have the Starship ready for an orbital test flight before the end of 2021, followed by numerous missions to launch ...

The Year of the Satellite Megaconstellation

The Year of the Satellite Megaconstellation

In 2019, tiny satellites found all the gaps in space regulation—and flew right on through.

Researchers seek to address space debris, a dire threat to satellites, space travel

Researchers seek to address space debris, a dire threat to satellites, space travel

Debris orbit the Earth at speeds up to 17,500 miles per hour, significantly faster than a bullet leaves a gun. If not controlled the space trash could make satellite operation and space ...

Will we hit the snooze button on an orbital debris wakeup call?

Will we hit the snooze button on an orbital debris wakeup call?

In its fiscal year 2020 budget request, the department sought to merge the Office of Space Commerce with the Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs (CRSRA) office, which each received ...

The costly collateral damage from Elon Musk's Starlink satellite fleet

The costly collateral damage from Elon Musk's Starlink satellite fleet

A colossal chess game of immense consequences is being fought in outer space, right now. On March 18 and April 22 2020, two rockets from SpaceX, owned by billionaire Elon Musk, each put 60 ...

The costly collateral damage from Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite fleet

The costly collateral damage from Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite fleet

A colossal chess game of immense consequences is being fought in outer space, right now. On March 18 and April 22 2020, two rockets from SpaceX, owned by billionaire Elon Musk, each put ...

Europe’s space startups going after Elon Musk’s SpaceX

Europe’s space startups going after Elon Musk’s SpaceX

Elon Musk's Space X is transforming the space industry. But which European tech companies are catching up? Who is challenging Musk's space empire?

Space Debris and Mt. Everest

Space Debris and Mt. Everest

The SpaceX Starlink constellation aims to launch 12,000 small satellites by 2027. Proposed by NASA’s Donald J. Kessler in 1978, the Kessler Syndrome is a cascade of collisions created by ...

SpaceX satellite was on “collision course” until ESA satellite was re-routed

SpaceX satellite was on “collision course” until ESA satellite was re-routed

SpaceX blames slow response to potential satellite crash on paging-system bug.

Space debris: can we clean it up before something awful happens?

Space debris: can we clean it up before something awful happens?

Credit: wikipedia.org Earlier this month, I gave a talk to the Environmental Caucus of the Sarasota Democratic Party on environmental issues in space: space debris, planetary defense, and ...

SpaceX Refused To Move A Starlink Satellite At Risk Of Collision With A European Satellite

SpaceX Refused To Move A Starlink Satellite At Risk Of Collision With A European Satellite

The European Space Agency (ESA) says one of its satellites was forced to avoid a satellite from SpaceX’s Starlink constellation, raising concerns about the impact of Starlink on low Earth ...

Thousands of SpaceX Starlink satellites could pose 'unprecedented' space junk problem

Thousands of SpaceX Starlink satellites could pose 'unprecedented' space junk problem

Launching 12,00 satellites into Earth's orbit carries 'unprecedented' risk.

Taking out the trash - in space

Taking out the trash - in space

Human space junk can blow a hole through spacecraft, endangering crews, payloads and projects. Cue the cleanup.

Space is becoming too crowded, Rocket Lab CEO warns

Space is becoming too crowded, Rocket Lab CEO warns

In 1978, NASA scientist Donald Kessler warned of a potential catastrophic, cascading chain reaction in outer space. Today known as "Kessler Syndrome," the theory posited that space above ...

Here Are the Odds That One of SpaceX’s Internet Satellites Will Hit Someone

Here Are the Odds That One of SpaceX’s Internet Satellites Will Hit Someone

The FCC says hundreds of fragments from the Starlink constellation could reach the Earth’s surface every day

New Space Debris Rules Stalled By Year-Long Interagency Spat

New Space Debris Rules Stalled By Year-Long Interagency Spat

"Of all people, it's the 'space warmongers' doing the most to try to sustain the (space) environment," one DoD official said.

SpaceX reports a ‘bug’ in its alert system after ESA shifts spacecraft to avoid Starlink satellite collision

SpaceX reports a ‘bug’ in its alert system after ESA shifts spacecraft to avoid Starlink satellite collision

SpaceX says it would have been more responsive to the European Space Agency’s concerns about a potential satellite collision if it weren’t for a bug in its alert system.