Space & Astronomy
Race is on for space-junk alarm system
July 30, 2009 | 4 comments
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The US government is running a competition aimed at finding the best way to deal with the threat posed by junk and debris to spacecraft in orbit around the Earth. A 'space fence' has been proposed as a way to keep tabs on the problem.
A worldwide network of radar stations could tackle the ever-growing problem of space debris - the remains of old rockets and satellites that pose an increasing threat to spacecraft.
Source: New Scientist
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