If the two objects did collide, "there would be thousands of pieces of new debris that would stay in orbit for decades," said Dan Ceperley from LeoLabs.
The aim of Starlink is to provide global internet coverage from space with very short lag times.
The FCC filed paperwork with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on behalf of SpaceX, requesting permission for the production and deployment of 30,000 Starlink satellites.
Geomagnetic jerks were first discovered in the 1970s—but their cause has been unknown until now.
The company hopes it will be able to accommodate space-tourists by 2022.
The anti-satellite weapons are part of massive pushes to upgrade and update their militaries.
"We've had space junk falling out of the sky on a regular basis."
The harpoon could tug the 9-ton Envisat towards the atmosphere.
The FCC ruled the firm's tiny satellites were too small to be adequately monitored, and risked collision with other spacecraft.
If we keep making satellites at the current rate, nearby planets could spot us by 2200.
The thruster devours molecules it plucks from the air.
Despite the backlash, Rocket Lab may do it again.
The Humanity Star will spin around Earth for nine months.
Insurance expert says taxpayers will likely foot the bill.
Approximately 95 percent of the orbiting objects are debris, i.e., not functional satellites.
The telescope itself is just two inches across; the planet is seven times the size of Jupiter.
The 4,000-year-old surveillance and communication network is the first of its kind ever discovered.
During its long tenure, Cosmos 1346 reportedly tapped into transmissions from the Falklands War in the 1980s.
The satellite's rocket may have faltered, sources speculated.
It's a whole new definition of cloud computing.
The U.S. has long considered North Korea's space program to be a pretext for developing missile technology.
As advertising potentially goes intergalactic, it's either a new high or a new low.