The US Air Force's $3.5bn Space Fence surveillance system is designed to detect satellites and debris in low Earth orbit, and its first radar station will be based in the Marshall Islands.
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The predicted impact on the Earth of the Sun's recent energetic Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) happened on Thursday at 1100 GMT, the American National Weather Service's Space Weather Center has reported."The coronal mass ejection (CME) associated with the R3 (Strong) Radio Blackout event from 0024 UTC March 7 (7:24 p.
The Rosat satellite, a joint project between US, UK and German researchers and run by the German space agency, has re-entered the Earth's atmosphere, though its exact location on the surface is unknown
NASA scientists for the first time can track the effects of a solar storm on Earth, offering new advancements in our ability to predict space weather and how it will impact our electronics.
Atlantis's mission to the International Space Station is the final flight in the 30-year-old space shuttle programme, which has pushed technology to its limits
How astronauts use ultrasound technology -- and how that can help developing countries.
The European Space Agency has signed a deal for the construction of its IXV space vehicle, an unmanned craft that will test re-entry technology from low Earth orbit
The best photos of Earth as shot by the European Space Agency and available on its popular Flickr stream.
The Heat-X1 rocket, built by a non-profit organisation, has carried the prototype Tycho Brahe spacecraft into the skies after a successful take-off in the Baltic Sea
There are no major barriers to the development of the UK Space Agency's Skylon spaceplane and the new Sabre engine that drives it, the European Space Agency has said in an assessment
The effectiveness of drugs declines more rapidly in space than on Earth. The chronic radiation and special repackaging could be causing the damage.
The six windows of the International Space Station's cupola observation deck provide stunning panoramic views of Earth
After more than 30 years spent careening away from Earth, Voyager 1 is on the cusp of entering interstellar space.
Earth and space science missions conducted by federal agencies in collaboration result in additional complexity and cost and increased risks, according to a new report.
President Obama's new National Space Policy excludes manned space exploration, replacing it with a renewed focus on our own planet and its environmental status.
There is so much space junk. If the rubbish collided with satellites, communication systems could be disrupted.
Network down? It's the Sun what done it...
In what could be called an exit strategy for space junk, a new nanosatellite could clear the dangerous man-made debris orbiting the Earth.
What does it take to send a tweet from space? A radiation-resistant laptop, a Wi-Fi connection and a lot of help from folks back on Earth.