Space Junk Destroys Satellite

Space Junk Destroys Satellite

Stuart Gary
Stuart Gary
Tim Mendham
Tim Mendham
The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.
SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 99
*Space junk destroys satellite
It now looks like space junk from a 1996 Russian rocket may be behind the destruction of China’s Yunhai 1-02 weather satellite earlier this year.
*More delays could push Starliner’s launch to next year
The long awaited second orbital test flight of Boeing’s new CST-100 Starliner to the International Space Station may be delayed until next year following discovery of a critical technical issue with the spacecraft while it was on the launch pad preparing to blast off.
*New study says Warp drive to remain science fiction
The idea of faster than light travel has been a key feature of science fiction for decades. It’s the “Given” needed to make most sci-fi stories work. After all, without warp drive Kirk and Picard could never boldly go where no one has gone before – and the Enterprise would take four and a half years just to reach Alpha Centauri.
*Vega’s second launch of the year
A Vega rocket has blasted off from the European Space Agency’s Kourou Space Port in French Guiana carrying the new Pleiades Neo 4 Earth observation satellite.
*The Science Report
New study shows that 2 to 3 days after first symptoms is when you’re most likely to pass on COVID.
A new study warns that extreme El Niño and La Niña events will become more common.
A new study has identified the 26 species of Australian frogs at greatest risk of extinction.
Paleontologists have identified two new species of giant sauropod dinosaurs.
*Skeptic's guide to how psychic crimes pay



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