Scientists track space junk to save satellites

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Researchers at the University of Western Australia (UWA) are tracking space junk in the Earth's orbit in an effort to protect satellites from damage.

There are thousands of pieces of debris floating in space which threaten satellites and could potentially affect telecommunications, navigation and security.

Associate Professor David Coward says UWA has teamed up with French astronomers to create a database of debris, using astronomical telescopes.

Period14 Apr 2010

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  • TitleScientists track space junk to save satellites
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletABC News
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date14/04/10
    DescriptionResearchers at the University of Western Australia (UWA) are tracking space junk in the Earth's orbit in an effort to protect satellites from damage.
    There are thousands of pieces of debris floating in space which threaten satellites and could potentially affect telecommunications, navigation and security.
    Associate Professor David Coward says UWA has teamed up with French astronomers to create a database of debris, using astronomical telescopes.
    URLwww.abc.net.au/news/2010-04-14/scientists-track-space-junk-to-save-satellites/395568
    PersonsDavid Coward