Posts Tagged: orbital

Space startup Astra’s first orbital rocket launch ends prematurely

The relatively small private rocket industry just got a little larger, if not quite in the way its new entrant hoped. The American startup Astra conducted a brief first orbital launch attempt (via TechCrunch) late on September 11th, with a successful…
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Trash-eating spacecraft turns orbital debris into fuel

There are more than a half million pieces of space junk that can do significant damage if they collide with a satellite or a spacecraft in orbit. A team of researchers from China have come up with a solution for removing it by using it as a fuel source.

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