January 2014

Space Fishing: Japan to test ‘magnetic net’ for space junk

January 15th, 2014|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , |

Japan’s space agency is subcontracting a fishing net company to develop a technology to clean up the space junk that poses a direct threat to Earth’s communication networks. The mission is planned for 2019, with first tests scheduled for this February. Tokyo’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Nitto Seimo Co, [...]

December 2013

Rocket debris hits Chinese village

December 5th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , |

Pieces of launcher from moon rover takeoff fall through roofs in Hunan province, sparking calls for compensation Two houses in China were damaged by falling pieces of a rocket launched on Monday, prompting calls for an insurance scheme to cover future damage from the country's space programme, the China Daily [...]