Space Debris & Re-Entry News
Space-Track.org – the public outlet of data from the Joint Space Operations Center – has been experiencing persistent issues including an interruption of Tracking and Impact Prediction (TIP) Messages that provide the most accurate re-entry estimates.
The Joint Space Operations Center this week added hundreds of new debris objects to their catalog of objects orbiting Earth, originating from five separate debris events, one of which was previously unknown and involved a 50-year old Delta rocket stage.
The spherical SpinSat satellite of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory re-entered the atmosphere on March 13, 2017 two and a half years after being released from the International Space Station, marking the first time a non-CubeSat was deployed by the Station’s robots (utilizing the SSIKLOPS deployment mechanism).
The Lemur-2 BRIDGEMAN Satellite, part of Spire Global’s CubeSat Constellation, re-entered the atmosphere on March 8, 2017 after over eight months in orbit collecting global ship-tracking data and measuring atmospheric parameters.
The Lemur-2 CUBECHEESE Satellite, part of Spire Global’s CubeSat Constellation, re-entered the atmosphere on March 6, 2017 after eight months in orbit collecting global ship-tracking data and measuring atmospheric parameters.
Re-Entry / Space Debris Archives
Molniya Rocket Stage Re-Enters over the U.S.
Re-Entry of Soyuz 2-1A Third Stage
Long March 4B Rocket Re-Enters over America
Re-Entry of Falcon 9 Second Stage