Daily Archives: January 5, 2018

A new satellite will test ways to capture space debris

THERE is an awful lot of junk in space. The latest data from the European Space Agency suggest some 7,500 tonnes of it now orbits Earth. It ranges from defunct satellites and rocket parts to nuts, bolts, shards of metal and even flecks of paint. But something as small as a paint fleck can still do serious damage if it ...

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US official: $2B at risk in suspension of aid to Pakistan

WASHINGTON –  Up to $2 billion in U.S. aid could be affected by President Donald Trump’s suspension of security assistance to Pakistan, which is accused of failing to crack down on Taliban militants targeting U.S. personnel in neighboring Afghanistan, a senior U.S. administration official said Friday. Those funds comprise about $1 billion in planned military assistance, including the $255 million ...

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