spacetoday.net: space news from around the web

ExoLance
Debris poses brief concern for station
Posted: Sun, Nov 8, 2009, 6:55 PM ET (2355 GMT)
A small piece of space debris passed close to the station late Friday, close enough that mission controllers briefly considered having the station's crew move to the Soyuz spacecraft docked there. The debris, about 5 centimeters across, passed about 500 meters from the station Friday night. The close approach was monitored earlier in the day, and station managers planned to have the six crewmembers move to the two Soyuz spacecraft docked there as a precautionary move. That plan was not carried out, though, when it became clear the debris posed no hazard to the station. The event was the second time in as many weeks that debris affected the station's operations: last week the undocking of a Japanese cargo vessel was delayed by one orbit to avoid having it get too close to a debris object after undocking.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
First SLS launch could slip to 2018
Posted: Thu, Aug 28 10:01 AM ET (1401 GMT)

news links
Saturday, August 30
Two Galileo Satellites Are Parked In the Wrong Spots
IEEE Spectrum — 8:22 am ET (1222 GMT)
The New Residents: Renovation planned for house linked to SpaceX
Rio Grande Valley Morning Star — 8:18 am ET (1218 GMT)
JAXA asks for withdrawal of article on Hayabusa
Jiji Press — 8:14 am ET (1214 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list