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Today’s Deep Space Extra

23 Sep 2020, 14:56 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA and Roscosmos took action Tuesday evening to maneuver the International Space Station (ISS) away from a piece of orbital debris. NASA and the U.S. Space Force sign MOU for future collaboration. Russia says it intends to be the first to produce a feature film in space.

Human Space Exploration‘Unknown’ space debris almost flew within 1 mile of the International Space Station. As junk builds up in orbit, the danger of collisions is growingBusiness Insider (9/22): Late Tuesday afternoon, International Space Station (ISS) commander Chris Cassidy and his crew mates interrupted their work schedule as NASA and Russian ground controllers commanded a maneuver of the orbiting science laboratory to avoid a possible impact with an unidentified piece of space debris. The debris passed within 1.4 kilometers, or 4,600 feet at 6:21 p.m., EDT.
The elusive peril of space junkCoalition Members in the News – Airbus, Lockheed Martin, NanoracksNew Yorker (9/21): As yesterday’s event demonstrated, space debris is an ongoing problem. Several agencies and companies are now trying to address the danger to orbital facilities such as the International Space Station (ISS) as well as to future launches and missions in low Earth orbit. ...

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