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Chinese anti-satellite weapon test debris hits Russian satellite

Reports say that debris from China’s Fengyun 1C meteorological satellite destroyed in an anti-satellite weapons test (ASAT) in 2007 may have hit and severely damaged a Russian spacecraft on January…

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Space race under way to create quantum satellite

In this month’s special edition of Physics World, focusing on quantum physics, Thomas Jennewein and Brendon Higgins from the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, Canada, describe…

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DARPA wants army of networked amateur astronomers to watch sky for space junk

There is really so much junk floating around in space the government needs help keeping track of it all. This week the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced a program to utilize…

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Black Knight Satellite: 1960 Encounter

Space Watch’s First Catch .. Black Knight Passing JupiterMonday, Mar. 07, 1960 Time MagazineThree weeks ago, headlines announced that the U.S. had detected a mysterious “dark” satellite wheeling overhead on…

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“Whoever Owns Space Owns the World”: Star Wars or Star Peace?

The US is making huge investments into satellite technology. Back in 2009 US Defence Minister Robert Gates convinced Congress to designate a sum of $10.7 billion to developing this field….