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Could Dust Packed Missiles Clean Low-Earth Orbit?

Millions of small debris orbiting earth at Low Earth Orbit (LEO - at altitudes of 2,000 kilometers and below) are posing serious risk to manned and unmanned spacecraft. Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) suggest that ballistic missiles loaded with tons of tungsten dust could be used to ‘sweep’ these objects from their LEO orbit, slowing and lowering them into the upper atmosphere, where they will decay the heat generated from drag induced by the upper earth atmosphere.

U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin Deliver First-Of-Its-Kind Missile Warning Spacecraft

The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin team has delivered the first geosynchronous (GEO-1) Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) spacecraft to Cape Canaveral Air...

X-37B Unmanned Space Plane Lands at Vandenberg AFB After 220 Days...

After spending 220 days in space the U.S. Air Force's X-37B unmanned re-entry spacecraft landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base just after midnight (1:16am...

Israel, U.S. to Embark on Collaborative ‘Upper-Tier’ Missile Intercept Program to...

The United States and Israel have initiated development of an upper-tier component to the Israeli Missile Defense architecture, commonly known as 'Arrow 3'. The...
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