How the UK Space Agency responded to the fragmentation of COSMOS1408 on 15 November 2021.
Space surveillance and tracking
The growth in space debris and news of near-miss collisions in low Earth orbit are grabbing the headlines. Perhaps it is time to look Earthward for inspiration.
On Tuesday 4 May, the UK's Space Operations Centre (UKSpOC) based at High Wycombe started monitoring the re-entry of an object into the Earth's atmosphere.