Mark Matney

Oct. 21, 2011

Predicting When Space Junk Will Come Home To Earth

This weekend, another satellite is scheduled to crash to Earth, just a month after the last one.

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Space Debris

Last week, two satellites collided in orbit around Earth. We'll check in on the after-effects of that collision, and talk about what the lingering debris from the crash means for future space missions.

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