Australian lasers to track orbiting junk

Stuart Gary, ABC, Thursday, 1 April 2010

Australian scientists are trialling a new system that uses laser technology to track space junk orbiting the Earth. Earth orbiting debris poses a major threat to satellites and astronauts. Recently, both the International Space Station and the space shuttle were forced to manoeuvre out of the way of space junk that almost came too close for comfort. To better track the orbiting debris, Canberra-based EOS Space Systems is developing a new laser tracking system. 

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